This Day in Williams History
December 5th, 1753 Williamstown's first proprietors' meeting is held in Seth Hudson's house near Hemlock Brook.
December 6th, 1918 Charles W. Whittlesey (Class of 1905) is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. more »
December 10th, 1829 Erasmus D. Towner (Class of 1833, non-graduate) is expelled for repeatedly setting a college out-building on fire. more »
December 22nd, 1824 Four members of the Class of 1827 are fined $5 for playing cards. (Faculty Meeting Minutes)
December 28th, 1871 One of Williams's favorite sayings is born: "The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other." more »