August 3, 1996: The new Bjorklunden Lodge opened its doors, replacing the lodge that had been destroyed by fire three years earlier.
August 5, 1874: To cover debts, trustees sold all Lawrence-owned land north of College Avenue. This land was not regained until the Memorial Chapel was built in 1917.
August 7, 2006: President Beck announced the largest philanthropic gift to Lawrence to date, an anonymous $15 million donation.
August 9, 1848: At their second annual meeting, the Board of Trustees finalized their decision to locate the institution at what was then known as "Grand Chute."
August 15, 1993: The original Bjorklunden lodge was heavily damaged by fire, destroying much of the original murals, furniture and woodwork by Winifred Boynton. The entire lodge was razed soon after the fire.
August 20, 1846: Amos A. Lawrence wrote to Reeder Smith, commissioning him to investigate the possibility of establishing a college on his land in Wisconsin.
August 22, 1886: Amos A. Lawrence died at his home in Massachusetts.