Sir Francis Drake sets out around the world, the National Guard is born, Al Gore concedes, and Saddam Hussein is caught, all on this day.
1769: Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth. This is the earliest known image of the Ivy League school, which appeared in the February 1793 issue of Massachusetts Magazine.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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