This Day in Williams History

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September 1st, 1802   "Voted: That the Treasurer be directed to procure a New College Seal, and also a screw for the same." (Board of Trustees minutes)   more 

September 2nd, 1795   Williams celebrates its first Commencement in the old town meeting house.   more 

September 3rd, 1799   Williams College trustees abolish the position of professor of French.   more 

September 5th, 1821   Williams alumni approve the newly composed preamble and bylaws of the Society of Alumni, thereby forming the first alumni society anywhere.   more 

September 8th, 1755   The college's founder, Ephraim Williams, Jr., dies at Lake George in the Battle of the Bloody Morning Scout.   more 

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