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History 101: Stanford University

COURTYARD® Marriott. PALO ALTO LOS ALTOS HISTORY 101: STANFORD UNIVERSITY A PALO ALTO HOTEL LOOKS BACK AT 13 EVENTS THAT SHAPED STANFORD UNIVERSITY 1800's 1876 1884 1884 - 91 PliT TAS FOUNDED CA Governor and later US When their only son dies, Leland The Stanfords visit Harvard, MIT, Senator, Leland Stanford and Jane Stanford decide to open Cornell and Johns Hopkins to purchases 650 ACRES for his up a SCHOOL AND MUSEUM seek advice and ideas for their famous Palo Alto Stock Farm. in memory of him. NEW UNIVERSITY. 1891 1892 1893 One of the first nonsectarian The Cardinal football team 31st President HERBERT HOOVER and COEDUCATIONAL universities, defeats California Golden Bears graduates in the inaugural class, Stanford welcomes their first in the first BIG GAME, creating an despite failing nearly all of the class of 555 students. annual tradition. entrance exams. 1900's - TODAY ). 1906 1939 A 7.7 magnitude EARTHQUAKE destroys the campus, killing 2 people and impacting the university's reputation. 2 alumni develop Hewlett-Packard in their Palo Alto garage, known today as 'the birthplace of SILICON VALLEY.' 1964 - 65 1975 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. speaks at The Indian mascot is voted out and replaced with the UNOFFICIAL TREE, a symbol of Palo Stanford and the university now houses all of King's original papers. Alto's own 'tall tree.' 1990 1994 FUTURE Google p YAHOO! As grad students, GOOGLE FOUNDERS, Larry Page and Jerry Yang and David Filo, Electrical Engineering grad students, launch a directory website, later named YAHOO!. As globalization increases, Stanford University remains at the FOREFRONT of technology, Sergey Brin develop their Page Rank Algorithm for a project. art, and human health. COURTYARD® Marriott. PALO ALTO LOS ALTOS Located 3 miles from Stanford University's Arts District, Main Quad, and the famous Stanford Stadium, Courtyard Palo Alto Los Alto has been a proud part of the Stanford community for over 10 years. WHEN PLANNING YOUR NEXT TRIP TO STANFORD, BE SURE TO STAY WITH US AT THE COURTYARD PALO ALTO LOS ALTOS. MARRIOTT.COM/PAOCY T 650.941.9900 f Source: VERSITY CORNELL 4.D. 1865

History 101: Stanford University

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A Palo Alto hotel looks back at 13 events that shaped Stanford's history.


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