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February11869
Law School opens
Now one of the top law schools in the country, Notre Dame's law school had humble beginnings.
Keywords: law school, father corby, golden jubilee
February21954
Terry Brennan hired as head coach
Two days after Frank Leahy resigned, Terry Brennan is introduced as head coach of the Notre Dame football team.
Keywords: football, terry brennan, frank leahy, father hesburgh
February41970
Most points scored in a game
Notre Dame would score more points than they ever had (and haven't since) by defeating St. Peter's and winning by 47 points.
Keywords: basketball, st peters, record, john dee, austin carr, digger phelps
February51990
NBC deal signed
NBC and Notre Dame would sign an exclusive contract allowing NBC to broadcast all Notre Dame home football games.
Keywords: football, nbc, san antonio, new york city, washington dc, hockey
February61814
Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C. Born
Father Sorin is born in a small French village that would harbor French Catholic priests.
Keywords: father sorin, basil moreau, bishop brute
February72008
Rocket on Pros vs Joes
Rocket would put on the football uniform one more time and return kicks while making the Joes look like fools.
Keywords: raghib ismail, pros vs joes, super dome, football
February81936
First NFL Draft
With hopes of keeping the NFL from going under, the first NFL Draft takes place at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia.
Keywords: football, william shakespeare, marty peters, willy fromhart, wayne millner, andy pilney, paul bear bryant
February91962
Fr. Hesburgh appears on Time cover
Father Hesburgh would quickly rise to the presidency at Notre Dame and from there an international delegate.
Keywords: time, father hesburgh, president eisenhower, pope pius xii, atomic energy agency, civil rights commission, national science board, time
February101839
Fr. Petit dies in St Louis
Father Petit ministered to the Potawatomi and joined them on their forced removal. Unfortunately he would fall ill before being able to return to Indiana.
Keywords: father petit, father sorin, bishop brute, potawatomi indians, ste marie des lacs
February101991
Fr. Hesburgh is interviewed on C-SPAN
Following the release of Fr. Hesburgh's autobiography, he is interviewed on C-SPAN.
Keywords: father hesburgh, cspan, autobiography
February131867
President Burns born
President Rev. James A. Burns, C.S.C. is born and would go on to cementing Notre Dame as a place of higher education.
Keywords: father burns, law school, endowment, preparatory school, father nieuwland
February132014
New Best Start to the Season
The women's basketball team would win another game, without losing.
Keywords: womens basketball, boston college
February141916
ND NYC alumni club founded
Responsible for creating the subway alumni, the Notre Dame Club of New York is officially registered.
Keywords: alumni, new york city, father sorin, monsignor luke j evers, father john w cavanaugh, football, army, yankee stadium, ebbets field, polo grounds, subway alumni
February142013
The Original Catholics vs Convicts
Long before Notre Dame and Miami faced off in the 1980s, the JV squad would face some actual convicts.
Keywords: junior varsity football, indiana state penitentiary, bobby martin
February171969
Hesburgh's 15 Minute Rule
In a letter to students, Father Hesburgh outlines the consequences for students who protest longer than 15 minutes once warned.
Keywords: father hesburgh, fifteen minute rule, notre dame ten, cia, dow chemical
February181895
George Gipp is born
George Gipp was one of the best college players and is born today.
Keywords: football, george gipp, win one for the gipper, knute rockne all american, requiem mass
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
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
February221981
Woolridge takes down the Cavaliers
Notre Dame. Digger Phelps. #1 Ranked Opponent. You know how it ends.
Keywords: basketball, orlando woolridge, virginia, marquette, depaul, ucla, san francisco, number one
February222014
Emma Reaney sets American Record
Junior Emma Reaney would set another school record which is also the NCAA and US record.
Keywords: womens swimming and diving, acc championship, emma reaney, american record, breast stroke, olympics
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
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
February231970
The night that Sid Catlett missed the bus
Despite there being 11 members of the basketball team, only 7 would be on the bus heading down to Butler.
Keywords: basketball, butler, john pleick, mike oconnell, doug gemmell, sid catlett, jay ziznewski, jim hinga, tom sinnott, collis jones, austin carr, jackie meehan, john gallagher
February232014
Clinching the regular ACC season
The women's basketball team would be the ACC regular season champion after 14 games in their first season.
Keywords: womens baskketball, acc, duke, big east
February261876
The Centennial Scholastic
In preparation of the United States' 100th Birthday, the Scholastic put together a written history of Notre Dame.
Keywords: scholastic, centennial, declaration of independence, father sorin, potawatomi, st josephs lake, minim, orestes a brownson, john carroll, baseball, father patrick dillon, basilica, washington hall
February262014
Mike Brey wins #300 at ND
In his 14th season as Notre Dame head coach, Mike Brey would record his 300th program win.
Keywords: basketball, mike brey, digger phelps, george keogan, moose krause, jesse harper, georgia tech, garrick sherman
February262015
Fr. Hesburgh Passes Away
At the age of 97, President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh passed away at Holy Cross House.
Keywords: father hesburgh, csc, honorary degree, grotto, basilica, martin luther king jr, president johnson, president clinton, medal of freedom, congressional gold medal, president eisenhower, commission on civil rights
February272014
Muffet's 1,000th career game
Muffet McGraw would log game number one thousand as the team took the court against North Carolina.
Keywords: womens basketball, muffet mcgraw, north carolina
February282011
Basketball Shooting Clinic
"Live by the three, die by the three." Tonight, Notre Dame definitely lived by the three and Villanova had to be on the other end of the onslaught.
Keywords: basketball, villanova, tim abromaitas, ben hansbrough, carleton scott, scott martin, eric atkins, record, kyle mcalarney, colin falls
February291992
Perfect Free Throw Shooting
LaPhonso Ellis would have a record setting game from the charity stripe against St. John's.
Keywords: basketball, st johns, laphonso ellis, donald royal, depaul, john macleod, joyce center, jacc