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The College of California was the predecessor of the University of California. The private College was founded in 1855 by Henry Durant, a Congregationalist minister. It was located in the recently founded city of Oakland, California. The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation indepedently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... Nickname: Oaktown, Biggity Biggity O Motto: Official website: www. ...


In 1866, the trustees of the College decided to expand and sought out a new site for the College. They sought to finance this expansion by selling land in the vicinity of the prospective College site. To this end, they formed the "College Homestead Association" and purchased 160 acres (650,000 m²) of land north of Oakland on a site that is part of today's Berkeley. 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Berkeley as seen from the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. ...


Sales of lots were less than had been hoped for. Consequently, the trustees collaborated with the State of California's Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College to establish a public university.


The University of California came into existence on March 23, 1868. 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


 
 

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