This Day in Williams History

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May 22nd, 1792   The trustees of the Williamstown Free School write to the Massachusetts General Court asking to convert the School to a college named Williams Hall.   more 

May 25th, 1829   John R. Hickok (non-graduate of the Class of 1831) is fined 50 cents for attending a dancing school. (Faculty Meeting Minutes)

May 28th, 1898   Cap & Bells offers its first production, a comedy "For one night only."   more 

June 12th, 1838   Hopkins Observatory is dedicated.

June 18th, 1950   Williams awards 328 B.A.s at the college's first outdoor commencement exercises.   more 

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