April 25, 1853: Excavation for Main Hall began.
April 25, 1932: President Wriston announced that starting in 1933, Lawrence University would welcome a tutorial system which would give students more freedom in directing their own educational endeavors based off of their interests.
April 27, 1935: Dr. George Works, a professor at the University of Chicago, spoke at convocation on the tactics used by the Nazi government to control the behavior of students at German universities.
April 28, 1898: Seven Lawrence University students and one alumnus enlisted in Company G, Light Infantry, Wisconsin Volunteers, and departed for service in the Spanish-American War.
April 29, 1914: Booker T. Washington gave an address before Lawrence students and citizens of Appleton in the Methodist Church.
April 29, 1966: The first of what came to be known as the annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest was broadcast beginning at 10pm and lasting 29 hours.