1886  Kentucky State UNIVERSITY chartered as the State Normal School for Colored Persons, only the second state-supported institution of higher learning in Kentucky and reopened on October 11, 1887…1951   JEAN PATTON became the first of the famed TENNESSEE STATE TIGERBELLES to become a World Record holder…1980  BETTYE MCCLENDON became the FIRST FEMALE OFFICIAL to call a Men’s Basketball Game…Jan. 22…other firsts: FIRST FEMALE STARTER (Track & Field)…FIRST WOMAN to call an NCAA DIV. II WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GAME