UT Tower Shooting 50th Anniversary

photo by Jana Birchum, posted Aug. 1, 2016. #6 of 30 photos.

The University of Texas at Austin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting with a Tower Garden re-dedication ceremony and memorial unveiling. On Aug. 1, 1966, engineering student Charles Whitman opened fire on campus while perched on top of the university tower. Whitman killed 17 people, including his wife and mother prior to the shooting, and wounded dozens of others. Their names are inscribed on the new memorial.


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