Memorial Union Construction Riot May 1927
On the site of the Union's terrace a thousand people watched 200 local construction workers pelt 15 half-naked Minnesota laborers with bricks and stones, before beating them without mercy and throwing many of them into the water.

The 18 police officers that responded were so outnumbered they couldn’t do anything to stop it. One man's eye was putout. Another had his jaw broken. Another's ribs were cracked. Another was left barely able to walk. They fled the city.

Almost immediately forgotten because of news that broke the same day: former UW student Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, completing the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.