July 18, 1963: President Douglas M. Knight announced that the largest individual gift in Lawrence's history up to that point was made by former general manager of the International Paper Company, Casper E. Youngchild, in order to build what would become the Casper E. Youngchild Hall of Science.
July 19, 1850: The second academic year at Lawrence began.
July 23, 1984: Lightning struck the flag pole on top of Main Hall, splintering the pole and causing extensive damage to the top of the cupola.
July 25, 1914: Myra Goodwin Plantz, wife of President Samuel Plantz and a highly successful fundraiser for Lawrence, died. The Memorial Chapel is dedicated in part to her memory.
July 27, 1944: New president Nathan Pusey was introduced to the student body in a Convocation.
July 28, 1963: Construction began on Youngchild Hall, tripling the floor space for the science departments and providing for improved facilities and equipment for faculty and student use.