1776

From WikiCU
Jump to: navigation, search
College Hall in 1776

1776 in Columbia history:

  • In this year, King's College was shut down due to events surrounding the Revolutionary War, suspending instruction for eight years
  • Phi Beta Kappa is established at the College of William and Mary; the Columbia chapter is not established until well into the 19th century

Spring

  • Commencement is cancelled "for want of our absent President": Myles Cooper had fled from an angry Revolutionary mob the previous year
  • British expropriate College Hall for use as a military hospital after occupying New York City
  • The college is offered quarters on Wall Street to continue instruction, but nothing comes of it

Fall

Preceded by
1775
History of Columbia University 
1776
Succeeded by
1777
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox