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July 20, 1822
Charles Phillips was born in Harlem, New York. An 1841 graduate of the University, Phillips returned to serve as a mathematics professor, and he was chairman of the faculty from 1875 to 1876.
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July 24, 1822
The cornerstone of Old West was laid. Completed and occupied in July 1823, the building lies parallel to Old East--the oldest public university building in the nation.
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