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    This week in Wildcat history

    On July 10, 1975, the Arizona Summer Wildcat reported that beer had been poured on the ground under University President John P. Schaefer’s approving eye during a ceremony. The occasion was for a historical memorial fountain, which was to be built on the UA Mall between the Education Building and the Main Library. The fountain was built in honor of the six men responsible for the UA being established in Tucson.

    On July 14, 1983, the Wildcat reported that then-UA men’s basketball coach Ben Lindsey filed a $1.3-million claim with the Arizona Board of Regents after he was fired in April 1983 by Athletic Director Cedric Dempsey. Lindsey had served almost one year as head coach and leading the team to a 4-24 record, the worst in UA history.

    On July 10, 1990, the Wildcat reported that The University Medical Center’s famous transplant patient Michael Drummond died three days prior after a five-year battle with heart failure. He was 30 years old. Drummond had received his first artificial heart in August 1985 after facing death from viral myocarditis, an inflammation of the muscular heart walls. Nine days later he received the heart of a 19-year-old Texan.

    On July 9, 1997, The Wildcat reported that The UA Mars Pathfinder, a land rover designed by UA engineering students and electrical and computer engineering professor Jo Dale Carothers, landed on Mars. The land rover was able to send images of the Martian landscape back to Earth.

    – compiled by Lance Madden

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