Baylor University

Baylor History, March 2004

March 1, 2004

March 3, 1904 -- Seven spouses of faculty and administrators, including the wife of President Samuel Palmer Brooks, meet to organize the Baylor Round Table. The group's goal is to "meet a need for literary and social activity among the women of the Baylor faculty."

March 10, 1983 -- One of five complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible goes on display at Baylor's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

March 22, 1910 -- The main building and other structures on the campus of Baylor's crosstown rival, Texas Christian University, are destroyed by fire. The tragedy will eventually prompt TCU trustees to accept an offer to relocate the school to Fort Worth.

March 22, 1995 -- The inaugural Beall Poetry Festival gets underway at Baylor, featuring readings by poets Mona Van Duyn and Anthony Hecht.

-- Compiled by Randy Fiedler

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