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Yale History Timeline: 1780 - 1789

November 13, 1780 - December 24, 1789


Nov 13 1780 Connecticut Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa founded.
Apr 24 1781 The Corporation voted that the degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred upon General Washington.
Jan 1782 Bequest of £500 from Daniel Lathrop (B.A. 1755); the first gift of substantial amount from a graduate.
Sep 14 1785 Seventy students graduated; the largest class in the first century.
Oct 15 1789 "Arrived here the elegant Pourtrait of the Hon. Governor Yale which was this day received and deposited in the College Library.  It is a Donation of the Hon. Dudley North Esq of London, Member of Parliament, and a Descendant of Governor Yale, after whom this College was named."  Portrait was painted in 1717 by Enoch Seeman.
Dec 24 1789 Arrived from England a valuable collection of philosophical apparatus (including a telescope), purchased for the College.


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