The Green is a grass-covered field and common space at the center of
Dartmouth College, an Ivy League university located in Hanover, New
Hampshire, United States. It was among the first parcels of land
obtained by the College upon its founding in 1769, and is the only
creation of the 18th century remaining at the center of the campus.
Many of Dartmouth's important campus buildings are located around the
Green. After being cleared of pine trees, it initially served as a
pasture and later as an athletic field for College sporting events.
Today, it is a central location for rallies, celebrations, and
demonstrations, and serves as a general, all-purpose recreation area.
The College describes the Green as "historic" and as the "emotional
center" of the institution. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
British expatriates in Italy founded the Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club,
today one of Italy's oldest association football clubs.
American inventor Philo Farnsworth built the first fully functional and
complete all-electronic television system.
The last thylacine died in captivity in Hobart Zoo in Australia.
World War II: The German Luftwaffe changed their strategy in the Battle
of Britain and began bombing London and other British cities and towns
for over 50 consecutive nights.
Hurricane Ivan made landfall on Grenada and destroyed at least 85% of
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(mechanics) The support about which a lever pivots
Wikiquote quote of the day:
As for the usefulness of poetry, its uses are many. It is the
deification of reality. It should make our days holy to us. The poet
should speak to all men, for a moment, of that other life of theirs
that they have smothered and forgotten.
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