November 12, 1849: Classes began at Lawrence University with about 40 students enrolled. By the end of the academic year, the records showed 105 students in attendance.
November 12, 2014: Lawrence held its first annual Giving Day, raising over $1.1 million for The Lawrence Fund.
November 13, 1924: President Samuel Plantz passed away suddenly in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
November 13, 1959: Richard M. Nixon, vice president and presidential candidate at the time, gave a talk in the Chapel.
November 13, 1987: Dizzy Gillespie was a guest at the Jazz Celebration Weekend, where he both participated in an informal discussion and performed with the Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble.
November 14, 1919: Three hundred alumni returned to Lawrence for the first Homecoming celebration, featuring a football game against arch-rival Ripon College. Homecoming became an annual tradition, lasting until 2004.
November 16, 1964: Folk singer Pete Seeger performed in the Memorial Chapel.
November 17, 1961: The faculty voted to approve a change in the academic calendar from semesters to trimesters, to begin in the fall of 1962.
November 18, 1943: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright came to the Lawrence campus to give a convocation address as well as participate in a luncheon, an architecture class, and an informal discussion with faculty, students, and members of the Appleton community.