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Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Oberlin, Ohio. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. In 1835, Oberlin became one of the first colleges in the United States to admit African Americans, and in 1837 the first to admit women (other than Franklin College‘s brief experiment in the 1780s). It has been known since its founding for progressive student activism.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers more than 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium. Since its founding, Oberlin has graduated 16 Rhodes Scholars, 20 Truman Scholars, 12 MacArthur fellows, 4 Rome Prize winners, 7 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 4 Nobel laureates.
- 1940: THE FIRST PEACETIME DRAFT IN U.S. HISTORY WENT INTO EFFECT
- BORN 1945: MELBA MOORE (SINGER)
- 1945: THE FIRST BALLPOINT PENS WENT ON SALE AT GIMBEL’S DEPARTMENT STORE IN N.Y.C. AT $12.50 A PIECE
- BORN 1947: RICHARD DREYFUSS (ACTOR)
- BORN 1948: KATE JACKSON (ACTRESS)
- 1958: BORIS PASTERNAK REFUSED THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE UNDER PRESSURE FROM SOVIET AUTHORITIES
- BORN 1959: MIKE GARTNER (HOCKEY PLAYER)
- 1964: A SPECTACULAR GEM ROBBERY TOOK PLACE IN NEW YORK’S AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. THE GREATEST LOSS WAS THE STAR OF INDIA, THE LARGEST SAPPHIRE IN THE WORLD
- BORN 1967: JOELY FISHER (ACTRESS)
- DIED 2002: CHANG LIN-TIEN (FIRST ASIAN-AMERICAN TO HEAD A MAJOR U.S. UNIVERSITY WHEN HE WAS NAMED CHANCELLOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY)
- 2008: A 6.4-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN
- 2008: THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WON THE WORLD SERIES
- 2018: A MAN PADDLED A 1,364-POUND PUMPKIN DOWN THE RIVER OUSE IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
- 2019: THE FRIENDS FOR LIFE ANIMAL SHELTER IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, POSTED A STORY ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THEIR ESCAPE ARTIST CAT NAMED QUILTY, WHO REPEATEDLY FREED FRIENDS FROM THE SHELTER’S CAT ROOM. THE TALENTED KITTY GAINED INTERNET FAME AND HIS STORY WAS PICKED UP BY THE NEWS MEDIA. HE LATER WAS ADOPTED.