May 11, 1846
University of Buffalo charter granted by New York State legislature

Feb. 24, 1847
Opening of first classes at University of Buffalo

June 16, 1847
First commencement

Nov. 7, 1849
First building built by University is dedicated: cost: $25,000

July 10, 1850
Millard Fillmore, first Chancellor of University of Buffalo, sworn in as 13th President of the United States

Feb. 23, 1876
Mary Blair Moody is first woman to graduate from UB medical school

Feb. 25, 1880
J. Robert Love, first known African-American graduate of UB, receives M.D.

Sept. 27, 1883
First classes with Dr. Roswell Park, recruited from Rush (Medical) College in Chicago, as the new UB professor of surgery

Mar. 8, 1886
School of Pharmacy established

May 6, 1887
Buffalo Law School established; Justice Charles Daniel named first dean

May 19, 1891
School of Law becomes part of University of Buffalo

May 30, 1892
School of Dentistry established

May 22, 1899
Council approves law school commencement list of graduates; they include the first female law graduates

June 11, 1920
Groundbreaking for first building on Main Street campus

June 11, 1920
First Arts and Sciences graduating class

Oct. 27, 1922
Dedication of first building erected by UB on Main Street campus

Oct. 28, 1922
Samuel P. Capen inaugurated Chancellor

Jan. 8, 1923
Evening Sessions (later Millard Fillmore College) established

July 19, 1928
Hayes Hall clock and chimes set in operation

Feb. 13, 1931
School of Education established

June 6, 1935
School of Social Work created

June 6, 1939
Graduate School established

Mar. 5, 1946
School of Engineering created

Oct. 3, 1946
Dr. George W. Thorn (UB medical school, 1929) speaks before alumni at Hotel Statler banquet during university's centennial celebration

Nov. 17, 1950
First issue of The Spectrum

Feb. 1, 1954
Albright Art School becomes part of UB

Sept. 1, 1954
Clifford C. Furnas becomes Chancellor

Dec. 14, 1958
UB football team presented Lambert Cup on Ed Sullivan Show

Jan. 6, 1959

WBFO begins broadcasting

Nov. 25, 1961
Announcement is made in The Journal of the American Medical Association of new test to screen infants for PKU developed by Dr. Robert Guthrie, UB professor of pediatrics

Mar. 12, 1962
UB Council approves agreement to merge with SUNY

Sept. 1, 1962
University of Buffalo merges with State University of New York

Mar. 3, 1964
Lippes Loop, intrauterine contraceptive developed by Dr. Jack Lippes, UB professor of gynecology, becomes available

Apr. 15, 1966
School of Information and Library Studies established

Oct. 31, 1968
Groundbreaking for North Campus, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller presiding

Mar. 15, 1970
Faculty 45 arrested in Hayes Hall sit-in

June 7, 1985
Wolf Blitzer, White House correspondent for CNN, author, receives UB Alumni Association George W. Thorn Award for graduates under 40 who make outstanding national or international contributions to their career field

Dec. 10, 1985
Herbert Hauptman, UB research professor of biophysical sciences, wins Nobel Prize for development of a mathematical method to determine the three-dimensional structure of molecules

Apr. 7, 1990
Engineering Alumni of the University at Buffalo honor Wilson Greatbatch (M.S. electrical engineering, '57), coinventor of the first implantable cardiac pacemaker, as their Engineer of the Year

Sept. 19, 1991
Jerome P. Kassirer (UB medical school, '57), editor-in-chief of New England Journal of Medicine, honored by UB Medical Alumni Association

May 1, 1996

Erich Bloch (UB electrical and computer engineering, '52) former director of the National Science Foundation, receives the Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Award from the UB Alumni Association