The School of Music announces the return of the Summer Carillon Recital Series featuring the refurbished Baird Memorial Carillon located in the West Bell Tower of the Administration Building at Texas Tech University. Each Sunday evening from June 7 through July 26, the concert will begin directly after the electronic bells chime the 8 o’clock hour. In addition to the Sunday evening concerts.
The University of Texas Tower Shooting, one of the worst mass murders in American history, took place on August 1, 1966, on and around the University of Texas at Austin (UT) campus when Charles J. Whitman, an enrolled student, took control of the observation deck of the iconic Tower and fired various weapons onto the campus and its surrounding business district.
The 36 bell Charles and Georgia Robertson Baird Memorial Carillon was installed in the west tower of the Texas Tech University Administration Building in 1976. The largest bell (the bourdon) weighs approximately 800 pounds. The smallest bell weighs about 8 pounds. The 15 larger (lower pitched) bells were cast in 1974 by.
In 1966, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, a documentary mixing animation and live-action, shares the untold story of America.
Charles Joseph Whitman was a student at the University of Texas at Austin and a former Marine who killed 14 people and wounded 32 others (a total of 47 victims including himself) during a shooting rampage on and around the university's campus on August 1, 1966. He had earlier that morning stabbed to death his wife and mother, making the total he killed 16 and 49 victims.
The killing spree set in motion from the bell tower of the school by sniper Charles Whitman after he killed his mother and wife the morning of August 11 and which left 16 people dead and 32.
An autopsy revealed the shooter had a brain tumor, which may have impacted his ability to control his emotions. At the time, the massacre was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history — an unwelcome record that stood until 1984. Mass shootings have become a regular occurrence in the United States in the 50 years since the Texas tower shooting.
Texas Tower shooting of 1966, also called University of Texas clock tower shooting, mass shooting in Austin, Texas, on August 1, 1966, in which Charles Whitman, a student and ex-Marine, fired down from the clock tower on the campus of the University of Texas, killing 14 people and wounding 31 others (one of whom died years later from complications related to his wounds). Earlier in the day.