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October131161
Founder's Day - The feast of Saint Edward
The feast day of the patron saint of our school's founder, Father Edward Sorin, is celebrated.
Keywords: founders day, father sorin, feast day, saint edward
July21863
Fr. Corby gives general absolution at Gettysburg
In one of the most famous scenes from the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, Father Corby gives general absolution to the Union soldiers.
Keywords: father corby, civil war, holy cross, irish brigade, gettysburg
June71865
Maj. Gen. William Tecumsuh Sherman speaks at graduation
Two months after receiving the surrender of the Confederate general and the Civil War ending, General Sherman returns home to South Bend and gives the commencement address at Notre Dame.
Keywords: graduation, general sherman, civil war, commencement, mother angela, minim, father sorin, st marys, general grant, robert e lee
May311871
Basilica cornerstone laid
The cornerstone of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is laid today to replace the previous Sacred Heart Church.
Keywords: basilica, sacred heart, civil war, main building, dome, father sorin, father granger, brother harding
March41888
Knute Rockne is born
Knute Rockne is born today in Norway and head a variety of jobs besides head football coach.
Keywords: knute rockne, football, track, chemistry, army, forward pass, julius nieuwland, studebaker
October311893
Fr. Sorin passes away
The founder of the University of Notre Dame passes away at the age of 79.
Keywords: father sorin, st edwards, great fire, shipwreck, minims, holy cross cemetery, cemetery, father john cavanuagh, father zahm
May301911
Fair Catch Corby unveiled on campus
Two time president of Notre Dame, Father Corby has a statue dedicated on campus.
Keywords: civil war, fair catch corby, gettysburg, father corby, holy cross, irish brigade, corby hall
November161912
Hickey's Family History Tied To Notre Dame
We are very excited the Hickey family is willing to share their family history with us. Their family has deep ties to South Bend and Notre Dame.
Keywords: hickey, baseball, john hickey, thomas hickey, father sorin, sacred heart church, bell, knute rockne, zahm, breen-phillips, farley, st liam hall, fire station, power plant, baptism, secret pass, hunk anderson, football, john hickey jr, father hesburgh, john wooden, pearl harbor, world war ii, nd today
November11913
The Forward Pass beats Army
Notre Dame showcases the forward pass on the national stage and makes itself known as a legitimate team.
Keywords: football, army, forward pass, jesse harper, amos alonzo stagg, dwight david eisenhower, university of chicago, knute rockne, gus dorais, michigan, penn state, texas, navy, catholics, joe pliska
November141914
Another win verse the Indian Universities
After defeating Haskell, Notre Dame would take down Pop Warner's Carlisle Indian School squad.
Keywords: football, carlisle, haskell, jesse harper, pop warner, mal elward, knute rockne, ray eichenlaub
May211923
Ara Parseghian's Birthday
Happy Birthday Coach Parseghian!
Keywords: ara parseghian, football, world war ii, miami ohio, woody hayes, northwestern, national championship, heisman, john huarte
May191924
The KKK vs. ND Students
After a riot downtown two days ago, another would break out tonight. This time the students would be on the wrong end of it.
Keywords: ku klux klan, father walsh, father odonnell, world war i, gettysburg, civil war, father corby
January11925
ND's First Bowl Game - The Rose Bowl
Following a multiweek trip out west, Rockne's undefeated team would play in their first (and only) Rose Bowl Game.
Keywords: football, stanford, rose bowl, bowl game, elmer layden, four horsemen, jim dent, monster of the midway, mvp, adam walsh, harry stuhldreher, national champions, charlie bach, mens basketball, basketball annex, knute rockne, glenn pop warner
November201925
Rockne is baptized into the Catholic Church
A small group gathered in the Log Chapel on Friday afternoon and Knute Rockne was baptized.
Keywords: knute rockne, log chapel, baptism, father vince mooney, northwestern, st edwards, knute rockne jr, hickey, thomas hickey
November251927
Rockne with the Babe and Lou
At a dinner the night before the Southern Cal game, Knute Rockne would be among many famous athletes and coaches.
Keywords: football, knute rockne, babe ruth, lou gehrig, southern cal, soldier field, glenn pop warner, yale, stanford
October61935
Jake Kline coaches the JV Squad
Junior Varsity Coach Jake Kline would have some interesting pep talks for his 'Hamburger' Teams.
Keywords: junior varsity football, niagara, knute rockne, world war ii, jake kline, miami, army, yankee stadium
October41940
Premier of Knute Rockne All American
The film that made the line Win one for the Gipper famous, debuts in downtown South Bend in a star studded affair.
Keywords: knute rockne all american, movie, ronald reagan, the spirit of notre dame, amos alonzo stagg, glenn pop warner, howard jones, george gipp, president, rudy, moreau choir
September191942
The T Formation is unveiled at home
In an underrated scrimmage Coach Leahy unveils the new T Formation, doing away with the Rockne Shift.
Keywords: football, wisconsin, harry stuhldreyer, four horsemen, frank leahy, knute rockne, t formation, chicago bears, angelo bertelli, johnny lujack, creighton miller, fred evans, georgia tech, heisman, jim mello, bill earley, bob linvingstone, bob dove, george murphy, lou rymkus, bob neff, bob mcbride, harry wright, tom brock, ray iannuccillo, emil sitko, george birmingham, jerry ford, jim flanigan, jim tharp, john pehar, joe signaigo, jim vugrin, art statuto, world war ii, tom creevey, john mcginnis, frank cusick, virgil turner
October101942
The "T" Formation
Leahy would do away with Rockne's famed Box Formation and introduce the new T Formation.
Keywords: football, stanford, frank leahy, knute rockne, angelo bertelli, harry wright, wisconsin, georgia tech, marchy schwartz
February201943
The game plays on
Without their head coach, the basketball team would play their next game after being through it all.
Keywords: basketball, george keogan, edward moose krause, kentucky, depaul, great lakes naval station, chicago stadium
May61943
SS Knute Rockne launched
In the middle of World War II, a ship named for one of the most famous college football coaches is launched to sea.
Keywords: knute rockne, navy, world war ii
January81944
Lujack plays basketball too
Johnny Lujack played more than just football and today the basketball team would take on Kentucky.
Keywords: basketball, johnny lujack, kentucky, football, heisman, edward moose krause, marko todorovich, carl lloyd, leo kiler
August221944
Francis Pieri
Francis Pieri from Mahaney City, Pa had been a QB on the 1937 Irish and a FB on the 1939 team.
Keywords: world war ii, football, francis pieri
September31944
Notre Dame Monogram Winners at Pearl Harbor
Six Notre Dame men serving in the Navy would pose for a picture at Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Keywords: world war ii, pearl harbor, jack wiethoff, john hickey, ralph vinciguerra, frank leahy, bob faught, ray brancheau, track, baseball, basketball, football, navy
September301944
With key personnel in the war, football continues
World War II takes its toll on the University's enrollment and on the football team's roster.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh, world war ii, great lakes, iowa pre-flight, frank leahy, ed mckeever, navy, angelo bertelli, heisman, marines, southeastern conference, bob kelly, zeke oconnor, tom guthrie, marty wendell, joe gasparella, george terlep
November111944
A loss for the war effort
The largest deficit a Notre Dame team would incur had a larger impact helping the Allied war effort.
Keywords: football, army, yankee stadium, frank leahy, world war ii, navy, battle of the bulge, armistice day
December21944
Revenge against Great Lakes
The loss to Great Lakes NTS in 1943 did not stop ND from winning the championship. The Irish would not let the same outcome occur a second year in a row.
Keywords: football, great lakes naval training school, ara parseghian, jim mello, boley dancewicz, bob kelly, navy, zeke oconnor, marty wendell, bill chandler, achille miggioli, ed clasby, mike davlin, art fitzgerald, johnny ray, johnny dee, ralph stewart, john corbisiero, george benigni, ted tannehill, joe westenkircher, rudy krall, emil ladyko, walt krodratovich, ted dorash
February191945
The Assault on Iwo Jima: D-Day in Japan
A Notre Dame hero would become an American hero on the shores of Iwo Jima, fighting for the boys.
Keywords: jack chevigny, world war ii, d-day, iwo jima, angelo bertelli, texas, army, knute rockne, george gipp, win one for the gipper, football
February231945
Six Notre Dame men are freed from prison camp by Domers
Six Notre Dame men would be liberated from a Japanese prison camp by a fellow Domer.
Keywords: world war ii, father lawyer, john finneran, father mckee, brother kapes, brother hennel, michael adrian, tony alsobrooker, bill back
March41945
ND HB was KIA on Iwo Jima
PFC George Birmingham USMC, star HB on the 1942 Notre Dame freshmen football team from Sioux City, Iowa was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
Keywords: world war ii, george birmingham, iwo jima, ed lalley, frank leahy, mike noonan, johnny lujack, emil sitko, george gipp, jack chevigny
May151945
1st Lt George Murphy USMC
George Murphy was a starting end and team captain of Frank Leahy's 1942 Notre Dame team.
Keywords: football, george murphy, world war ii, frank leahy, okinawa, joe kuharich, hugh devore, ara parseghian, georgia tech, michigan, wisconsin, great lakes naval, tom creevy, john mcginnes, frank cusick, george birmingham, frank sullivan, bill hofer, bob mcbride, francis pieri
November31945
The Only Tie Verse Navy
The 1945 Notre Dame-Navy game was probably the strangest game in the series - who played for which team; the 'incident' regarding ND back Elmer Angsman; and the controversial final moments.
Keywords: football, navy, world war ii, elmer angsman, fred earley, bob kelly, bob van summern, frank ruggerio, holy cross, george ratterman, bill leonard, boley dancewicz, phil colella, frank leahy, army, don mcauliffe
September271946
Brother Angelus aka Brother Dome
Brother Angelus had the distinction of being the only person alive at Notre Dame to have personally known Father Sorin.
Keywords: brother angelus, brother dome, father sorin, father corby, knute rockne, george gipp, frank leahy, st edwards hall
November91946
Game of the Century II: Army
With the team back to full strength following World War II, the Fighting Irish look to get even with the top ranked Army Cadets.
Keywords: football, army, tie, one versus two, game of the century, frank leahy, yankee stadium, world war ii, heisman, record, baseball stadium
November71949
One Game in Two Stadiums
The Notre Dame B team would play a single game, on two different fields.
Keywords: junior varsity football, purdue, cartier field, notre dame stadium, george dickson, world war ii, bronze star, purple heart, paul hornung, vince lombardi
December161953
Lattner wins Heisman
Johnny Lattner would cap his fantastic college career by becoming Notre Dame's fourth Heisman winner.
Keywords: football, johnny lattner, heisman, maxwell award, all american, vagas ferguson, air force, st joseph high school, denver university
March111958
Most Rebounds in a Game
Notre Dame controlled the boards throughout the game and came away victorious with two NCAA tournament records.
Keywords: basketball, tennessee tech, ncaa tournament, john mccarthy, tom hawkins, michael graney, thomas reinhart, robert devine, james williams, eugene duffey, michael ireland, robert bradtke, edward gleason
February231960
VP Nixon receives Patriot of the Year Award
Vice President Richard Nixon would receive the Patriot of the Year Award and use it for his Presidential run.
Keywords: patriot of the year award, richard nixon, vice president, father sorin, washington birthday, richard corbett, father hesburgh, henry cabot lodge
September191964
The Other Brian Kelly
Then tell me, future boy, who's coach of Notre Dame in 2014? Brian Kelly. Brian Kelly? The actor?
Keywords: brian kelly, flipper, korean war
November181969
The Notre Dame Ten
A group of students and professors were protesting on campus and Father Hesburgh was forced to invoke the Fifteen Minute Rule for the first time ever.
Keywords: father hesburgh, cia, vietnam war, fifteen minute rule
October171986
Stonehenge Dedicated
A well-known and common sight on campus is formally dedicated.
Keywords: clarke memorial fountain, korean war, world war ii, vietnam war, war, rotc, stonehenge
April241987
The 1987 Drake Relays
Nicholas Sparks would compete in two relay races for the Track and Field team.
Keywords: track and field, nicholas sparks, mike oconnor, dan garrett, ron markezich, david warth, robert nobles, mike rogan, drake relays
November41993
Alliance for Catholic Education
The Alliance for Catholic Education program is founded and holds their first information meeting.
Keywords: ace, alliance for catholic education, father tim scully, father sean mcgraw, lafortune, ace advocates, patricia ohara, richard warner, holy cross, dean, law school
April132012
History of the Old Timers Game
The first guest post in the series: the history of the Old Timers game which would lead to the modern Blue-Gold game.
Keywords: football, blue gold game, old timers game, knute rockne, ara parseghian, world war ii, johnny obrien, win one for the gipper, four horsemen, elmer layden, johnny lujack, ralph guglielmi, bill early, paul hornung, coley obrien, jim seymour, terry hanratty, gus cifelli, johnny lattner, leon hart, pete duranko, paul hornung, monty stickles, red mack, paul snow, jack snow, dan shannon, dick lynch, nick pietrosante, sandy bonvechio, george izo, jim kelly, joe theismann, william shakespeare, don elster, scholastic
May272013
A Memorial Day tribute: ND football players who died in WWII
As a salute to Memorial Day, numerous Notre Dame athletes and alumni served in the armed forces in both World War I and World War II. Today, the 18 football players who sacrificed their lives for our freedom are remembered.
Keywords: football, memorial day, hercules boreolos, george birmingham, harold borer, jack chevigny, tom creevy, louis curran, frank cusick, ted dorosh, norb ellrott, allen elward jr, vince harrington, wayne johnston, john mcginnis, george murphy, martin oreilly, howard petschel, robert callahan, arnold mcinerney, knute rockne, world war ii, world war i, yankee stadium, army, texas, track team, shot put, emil sitko, george gipp, hunk anderson, iwo jima, bob dove, purdue, marquette, okinawa, john murphy, hering award, francis pieri
September72013
Under the Lights II
Notre Dame would be the visitor for Michigan's second ever night game. A record setting crowd would be on hand to witness the game between these two regional rivals.
Keywords: football, michigan, jack swarbrick, tommy rees, tj jones, everett golson, tyler eifert, amir carlisle, george atkinson iii
September292013
ND Softball verse Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
The Notre Dame Softball team would play an exhibition game against the Wounded Warriors. A celebrity slow-pitch game would follow.
Keywords: softball, wounded warriors, mik aoki, mike brey, laphonso ellis, bryan fenton, danielle green-byrd, deanna gumpf, jeff jackson, pete johnson, paqui kelly, chuck lennon, dick nussbaum, duke preston, haley scott demaria, jen sharron, phillip volpe
March132015
Moving to the Conference Finals
In the third game against Duke this season, Notre Dame would win for the second time and advance to the conference tournament finals for the first time ever.
Keywords: basketball, duke, big east tournament, acc tournament, miami, father jenkins, mike brey, jack swarbrick, bonzie colson, north carolina, womens basketball