Funded by Lydia Moss Bradley, Bradley Polytechnic Institue opens its doors Oct. 4.
Camp Bradley trains soldiers fighting in World War I; Horology (now Westlake) Hall used to teach instrument repair and lens grinding.
BPI initiated a four-year colleges curriculum.
The Braves' football team has its first undefeated season in 14 years. The sport would be a part of Bradley's campus until 1970.
Bradley Polytechnic Institues becomes Bradley University.
Romeo B. Garrett earns one of the first master's degrees offered; he later becomes Bradley's first Black professor.
Robertson Memorial Field House dedicated Dec. 17.
Men's baseball reaches the Final Four of the College World Series.
Braves' basketball wins its first season-ending tournament. Bradley won again in 1960, 1964 and 1982.
The School of Horology closes after nearly 65 years and more than 11,000 graduates.
Bradley Hall suffers a catastrophic fire on a freezing January night.
Jazz legend Louis Armstrong regaled music lovers with a Founder's Day performance; part of the celebration for the newly rebuilt Bradley Hall.
Women's volleyball plays its first game, thanks to the passage of Title IX in 1972.
The speech team wins its first national championship, leading to a dynasty that spans to the present.
Ribbon cutting for the Romeo B. Garrett Cultural Center.
Caterpillar Inc.'s support of Bradley's Centennial Campaign (which raised $100 million) resulted in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center (dedicated in 1996).
Men's basketball team becomes the darling of March Madness and reaches the Sweet Sixteen.
Dedication of the Markin Family Student Recreation Center.
Westlake Hall begins a massive, two-year renovation project.
Renaissance Coliseum dedicated Oct. 15.
Bradley opened the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, one of the nation's first freestanding academic institutions for this field.
Kaboom! becomes Bradley's mascot.
Bradley dedicates the $100 million-plus Business and Engineering Convergence Center.