This Day in Williams History

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April 28th, 1790   Advertisements announce the sale of lottery tickets to support construction of the schoolhouse that will eventually be named West College.   more 

May 2nd, 1863   The Alpine Club, the oldest mountain climbing organization in the country, takes its first walk to Birch and Prospect Glens.   more 

May 4th, 1970   In opposition to the Vietnam War, Williams students vote to strike.   more 

May 7th, 1927   The Williams Record reports on the new road over Petersburgh Mountain pass.   more 

May 7th, 1861   "Third term begins at Williams and undergraduates form a battalion and drilled an hour daily."   more 

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