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MSU Research History: Campus Fire Spawns Structural Engineering Program

Sunday, March 5, 1916
1916 engineering building fire

1916 – On Sunday, March 5, 1916, a fire quickly spread through the empty engineering building at the Michigan Agricultural College, now MSU, after reportedly beginning in the southeast…

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MSU Research History: Weather Reports, Pre-Weather Bureau

Thursday, January 1, 1863

1863 – Robert C. Kedzie, M.D., begins making and recording weather observations, eight years before the U.S. Government established the Weather Bureau. Kedzie also demonstrates through his experiments that…

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