May 4, 1919: The statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross was dedicated. It was created by Pompeo Coppini, who was responsible for several statues on campus. Located at the Academic Plaza, the statue is the oldest on campus. The monthly Silver Taps ceremony is held there. Students place pennies at his feet for good luck on their exams.
Ross was governor of Texas before serving as A&M's president from 1891 until his death in 1898.
May 4, 1942: An article about the Aggies at Corregidor and Gen. George Moore's Roll Call was published in Time magazine.