Edinboro University Time Line

1856
Edinboro Academy chartered.

Academy Hall 1857
Edinboro Academy Opens in Austin Hall(now Academy Hall). Built by Nathaniel C. Austin. Joel Merriman first principal.

1858
North Hall (a dormitory) and Assembly Hall built.

1859
Edwin Drake drills for oil in Titusville. Millersville recognized as the first State Normal School.

1860
South Hall (a dormitory) built. James Thompson becomes principal.

1861
Edinboro recognized as the second State Normal School in Pennsylvania. Civil War begins.

1862
Potter Literary Society formed. First graduates of Normal School Louisa and Sallie Reeder. Mansfield recognized as a State Normal School.

1863
Gymnasium Built. Joseph Cooper becomes principal.

1864
Philo-Everett Literary Society founded.

1865
Civil War ends; 13th Amendment ratified.

1866
Pennsylvania passes tuition remission for Normal School students. Kutztown recognized as a State Normal School.

1867
PA begins giving aid to students studying to become teachers.

1871
West Chester recognized as a State Normal School.

1873
Shippensburg recognized as a State Normal School.

1874
California recognized as a State Normal School.

1875
Normal Hall east wing built. Indiana recognized as a State Normal School. Molly McGuires Strike.

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1876
Battle of the Little Big Horn. Telephone invented. First practical refrigerator.

1877
White Hall built. Lock Haven recognized as a State Normal School.

1879
Incandescent light invented.

1880
Academy Hall moved to its present location. Recitation Hall, designed by Joseph Cooper, built.

1881
Garfield assassinated. Samuel Gompers founds Organized Trades and Labor Union.

1883
Edinboro's christain organization divides into YMCA and YWCA.

1886
Normal Guards organized.

1888
All buildings are now steam heated from central power plant. Ball point pen invented. Edinboro now has 1,000 citizens, 4 churches and alcohol cannot be sold within six miles of the school.

1889
Slippery Rock recognized as a State Normal School.

1890
Normal Hall West wing built. Sherman Anti-trust Act passed.

1893
East Stroudsburg recognized as a State Normal School.

Ladies Basketball 1895
Library begins using Dewey Decimal System. First holiday recess for students. Education becomes compulsory for Pennsylvania children 8-13.

1896
John Flickinger becomes principal.

1898
Spanish-American War begins.

1899
First telephone in placed in principal's office.

1900
John Bigler becomes principal. His salary $3,800. Student enrollment is 398. Paper clip is invented. Streetcar begins to run from Cambridge Springs to Edinboro.

1901
McKinley assassinated in Buffalo.

1902
First well dug for school.

1903
South Hall used as quarantine infirmary. Haven Hall, ladies dormitory, built. Ford Motor company founded. Electric streetcar runs between Erie and Edinboro. Wright brothers fly at Kitty Hawk.
first baseball team
1904
Electric lights installed.

1905
Supreme Court rules that minimum wage is unconstitutional.

1906
Gymnasium, now Diebold Performing Arts building, built.

1908
Reeder Hall, men's dormitory, built. Edinboro now has 31 acres. Dozen eggs cost $.29.

1909
Edinboro fire destroys much of town.

1911
Frank E. Baker principal. William Jennings Bryan delivers "Prince of Peace" speech at school. Compulsory education in Pennsylvania for 8-16 year olds. Tuition at Normal Schools is free.

1912
President Taft speaks to students. Enrollment is 443.

1914
Pennsylvania purchases Edinboro State Normal School from stockholders.

1920
Arthur Crane becomes principal. Prohibition begins.

1922
Clarence Crawford becomes principal/president.

1927
Edinboro becomes State Teachers College. Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.

1929
Stock market crashes.

1931
Loveland Hall built.

1934
Carmon Ross becomes president. Enrollment 396. John Dillinger shot by FBI.

1940
Compton Hall built. Crawford Gym built.

1941
Lyman VanHouten becomes president. Power plant built. Pearl Harbor bombed.

Field Hockey 1941
1944
Enrollment is 111.

1947
East Hall built. Jackie Robinson signs with Brooklyn Dodgers.

1952
Heather Hall built.

1954
Thomas Miller becomes president.

1960
Centennial Hall built. Edinboro becomes a State College.

1961
George Leader Clinic opened, Hamilton Library built. Warren and Shenango campuses opened.

1962
Carmon Ross Dining Hall built.

1963
John Kennedy assassinated.

1964
First student radio broadcast on WJKB. Students not permitted to wear jeans to dining hall, class or library.

1965
Joseph Cooper Hall,Ned Dearborn Hall, John K.Earp women's dorm, Sox Harrison field; Computers used for registration.

1966
Will Rose Hall built Thomas Miller dies in office. Harry Earlley, Acting President, dies in office. Clair Butterfield becomes, Acting President. Chester McNerney, Ph.D., becomes president.

1968
Luther Hendricks Hall, Ghering Health Center, Raymond Shafer Hall, William Scranton Hall built. Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinated.

1969
Harry Earlley Hall built. Normal Hall burns down. Man lands on moon.

1970
Faculty Annex built. Sit-in at the president's office. Milk cost: $1.30 gal.

1971
Thomas Miller Learning Center, Arthur McComb Field House and Student Union built.

1972
Clair Butterfield Hall opened. APSCUF established as collective bargaining unit for faculty. Break-in at Watergate.

1973
Aimie Doucette Hall built.

1974
David Lawrence Towers built. Office of Disabled Student Services opened. Nixon resigns from office. Steelers win first of five superbowls.

1975
Debate team takes second state championship.

1976
Chester McNerney Hall and Baron-Forness Library opened.

1977
Elvis Presley dies, probably.

1979
Mr. Foster Diebold becomes president.

1983
Edinboro becomes a university; Enrollment, 5,800; General Westmoreland speaks on campus.

1985 National Wheelchair Games 1985
National Wheelchair Games held at Edinboro.

1989
Louis J. Porreco donates Porreco Center. Oliver North gives testimony in the Iran-Contra Affair.

1991
Bigger House opens. East Hall burns. McDonald's introduces the McLean Burger.

1992
Center for Excellence in Teaching opened.

1994
Alumni Building completed.

1995
University Center expansion completed, East Hall rebuilt.

1996
Bruce Baumgartner wins fourth Olympic medal. Frank G. Pogue, Ph.D., becomes president.

2007
Jeremy Brown, Ph.D., becomes president.


Created on ... September 11, 2007