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Historic days

Lots of anniversaries to note: one hundred years ago yesterday, Yale laid the cornerstone (pictured) for the Memorial Quadrangle, the residence halls that would later become Branford and Saybrook Colleges. Three hundred years to the day before that, construction began on the first college building in New Haven (where Bingham Hall now stands). And 316 years ago today, the university was founded when the Connecticut general court granted “an act for Liberty to erect a Collegiate School” to a group of Congregational ministers. Happy Birthday Yale!

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