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1860 Dedication of Berkeley site by College of California trustees, April 16.
1866 Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Arts College created by the legislature. Berkeley named by Frederick Billings.
1868 Legislation creating the University of California signed by Governor Henry H. Haight, March 23.
1869 University of California opened in Oakland, September 23; the following colleges were established and began instruction: College of Letters (now College of Letters and Science); College of Agriculture; College of Chemistry; College of Mechanic Arts (one of the forerunners of the College of Engineering, established 1931); College of Mining (one of the forerunners of engineering); and the College of Civil Engineering (another of the forerunners of engineering).

 


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