Biographical Dictionary of American Educators - Vol. 3

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APPENDIXE: IMPORTANT DATES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION
1635 Boston Latin Grammar School established.
1636 Harvard College founded.
1642 Massachusetts law requiring education of children.
1647 Massachusetts law providing for the establishment of schools.
c. 1650 Ezekiel Cheever's Accidence, Latin grammar, published.
1690 New England Primer had been published.
1693 College of William and Mary established.
1701 Yale College established.
1702 First schools established by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
1729 Isaac Greenwood published the first American arithmetic book.
1746 College of New Jersey (later, Princeton University) founded.
1749 University of Pennsylvania established.
1751 Benjamin Franklin established the first American academy.
1754 King's College (later Columbia College) established.
1765 John Morgan established the first school of medicine.
1779 First professorship of law established at the College of William and Mary.
1781 Phillips Academy established in Andover, Massachusetts.
1783 Noah Webster's Spelling Book published.
1794 Jedidiah Morse wrote Geography Made Easy.
1784 Tapping Reeve established a law school in Litchfield, Connecticut.
1786 First Sunday school established in Hancock County, Virginia.
1802 First federal land grant made to Ohio.
1805 Free School Society of New York founded.
1806 Lancastrian montorial school established in New York City.
1809 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the order of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph.
1811 Albert Picket published the first educational periodical.
1812 New York state established the office of superintendent of the common schools.
1816 Infant school established in Boston, Massachusetts.
1817 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet founded the first American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut.
1819 Dartmouth College case decision.
1819 University of Virginia founded.
1821 First high school established in Boston, Massachusetts.
1823 Samuel Read Hall established a normal school near Concord, Vermont.
1826 First lyceum formed in Massachusetts.
1827 Massachusetts law required establishment of high schools.
1829 Samuel Read Hall's Lectures on Schoolkeeping published.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Biographical Dictionary of American Educators 1069
  • R 1071
  • S 1135
  • T 1264
  • T 1318
  • T 1319
  • T 1332
  • T 1456
  • Appendix A - Place of Birth 1461
  • Appendix B - State of Major Service 1500
  • Appendix C - Field of Work 1521
  • Appendix D - Chronology of Birth Years 1546
  • Appendix - Important Dates in American Education 1569
  • Index 1573
  • About the Editor 1667
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