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University Janitor

Hicks-Lord House

Hicks-Lord House

Practical Chemistry

Practical Chemistry

Bone Bill

Bone Bill

Veterinary College
Veterinary College
The University Item

The University Item

Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales

Henry Draper

Henry Draper

Cecil Dreeme

Cecil Dreeme

Civil War
Civil War

College of Dentistry
College of Dentistry

1853
Jan 5: Council elects Chancellor Isaac Ferris.

1854
Jun: School of Engineering founded.

1858
Oct: Instruction resumes in the NYU School of Law following an 18-year hiatus.

1860
First Bachelor of Science degree awarded, following the establishment of a three-year program based on a science curriculum developed by John William Draper.

1863
Jul 11: Draft riots take place just south of Washington Square. The military stations its regiment headquarters in Washington Square and remains there for the summer to maintain order.

1865
New York College of Dentistry established.

1866
Jun: School of Practical and Analytical Chemistry awards NYU’s first PhD degrees.

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Read "Urban Dream," an article about NYU's history featured in the Spring 2006 NYU Magazine.