Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ole Miss History: Looking Back at 1901

Photo by Robert Jordan, Ole Miss Communications
Photo by Robert Jordan, Ole Miss Communications

On this day in Ole Miss history in 1901, the first electric lights were turned on across campus. The lights were turned on just 22 years after Edison filed a patent on the first bulb.

Other notable Ole Miss history from 1901:

-Ole Miss played its first game against Mississippi A&M (the Aggies) on Oct. 28

-John Faulkner, brother of beloved William Faulkner, was born on Sept. 24

-After opening in 1900, the engineering school graduated its first class in 1901

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