August 17, 2019

Today in History: Yale University

Today in History–October 9–the Library of Congress features Yale University, which received a charter from the Connecticut colonial legislature (as the Collegiate School in Saybrook) on this day in 1701. The school moved to New Haven in 1716, and was renamed Yale College in 1718 in honor of Elihu Yale, a merchant and early benefactor. Find out more about this prestigious university by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to … [Read more...]

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Today in History: Connecticut

Today in History–January 9–the Library of Congress features Connecticut, which became the fifth state to ratify the U.S Constitution on this day in 1788. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the culture and history of Connecticut through the review of primary sources. Connecticut stories from America’s Library Connecticut primary source set Connecticut maps Connecticut books & … [Read more...]