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Yale History Timeline: 1880 - 1889

1880 - 1889


1880-1883 Walter Camp, as Yale student and coach, developed the game of American football.
May 1 1882 The Corporation voted to erect the Observatory buildings.
1883 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.
1883 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.
1886 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.
1889 St. Elmo founded.


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