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Yale History Timeline: 1790 - 1799

June 26, 1792 - 1799


Jun 26 1792 The President and Fellows accepted an amendment to the charter which provided that in return for substantial financial assistance "the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and six senior assistants in the Council of this State," became members of the Corporation ex officiis.
1793 Artist John Trumbull's campus plan for The Old Brick Row adopted.
Apr 15 1793 Laying of cornerstone of Union Hall, later called South College.  Demolished in 1893.
Spring and Fall 1794 Prevalence of scarlatina and epidemic of yellow fever interrupted college exercises.
May 12 1795 Death of President Ezra Stiles.
Sep 8 1795 The Rev. Timothy Dwight (B.A. 1769) inaugurated President.
May 1796 The General Court voted additional financial support and provided that "Said President and fellows, shall annually render to the General Assembly, during their session in October, an account of the receipts and expenditures, of the monies belonging to said college."
1796 The first annual catalogue of students printed in broadside form.
1799 The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences obtained charter from the General Assembly.  The books and pamphlets belonging to this society have been deposited in the University Library since 1869.


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