On May 19, 1952, more than 2,000 male students at the University of Missouri raided sororities and dorms on the Mizzou, Stephens and Columbia College campuses. As the “panty raid” craze that swept the nation hit home. The female students were training to fight back with fire hoses. The next night, the governor called in the National Guard to ensure safety.
1952: Mizzou's panty raids get out of hand; the National Guard is called in.