|Walter Camp, as Yale student and coach, developed the game of American football.
|May 1 1882
|The Corporation voted to erect the Observatory buildings.
|The Farnam homestead at 43 Hillhouse Avenue bequeathed to the University for the President's house by Henry Farnam, former partner of Joseph E. Sheffield.
|Wolf's Head founded.
|Dec 24 1884
|The President and Fellows of Yale College and the Connecticut State Medical Society agreed to terminate the cotract known as the "Articles of Union of 1810" which provided for joint administration of the Medical department.
|First woman received a degree from the Law School, Alice Rufie Blake Jordan.
|May 25 1887
|The Corporation accepted the Act of the General Assembly authorizing the name of Yale University.
|St. Elmo founded.