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Posts Tagged ‘Yale’

1903

The US Dept of Commerce and Labor is established. Thomas Edison produces the first ‘western’The Great Train Robbery.’ Henry Ford founds Ford Motors. Robert Sterling Clark – still in the Army – returns to Peking China. Yale Divinity School set up a program of schools and hospitals in China. Mao Zedong was among the staff. During the intrigues of […]

1889

Robert Sterling Clark, heir to the Singer Fortune, graduated from Yale University’s Sheffield Scientific School with a degree in engineering. He then entered the United States Army, which sent him to Manila and also to China. Related Articles:18321700

1832

William Huntington Russell, Samuel’s cousin, studied in Germany from 1831-32. Hegellian philosophy was very much in vogue during William Russell’s time in Germany. When Russell returned to Yale in 1832, he formed a senior society with Alphonso Taft. According to information acquired from a break-in to the “tomb” (the Skull and Bones meeting hall) in […]

1700

Elihu Yale was born near Boston, educated in London, and served with the British East India Company, eventually becoming governor of Fort Saint George, Madras, in 1687. He amassed a great fortune from trade and returned to England in 1699. Yale became known as a philanthropist; upon receiving a request from the Collegiate School in Connecticut, he sent a […]