U.S. peacetime conscription begins.
Attack on Pearl Harbor.
U.S. enters WWII.
Construction for O’Harra Memorial Building completed.
Mines establishes degree program in physics.
School’s name changed to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Degree programs offered in chemistry and geological engineering.
Campus used for Army Specialized Training Program; Prep Building becomes barracks and students found being a student could be back-breaking work.
Christmas music provided by “Strictly G-Ive.”
Degree program established in mechanical engineering.
End of WWII.
August 6 and 8
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan.
Connolly Hall completed.
Earl Dake appointed acting School of Mines president, 1947-48, and again from 1953-54.
Warren Wilson assumes School of Mines presidency.
First blast at Crazy Horse Memorial.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization created.