1835 – He was born in Derby, Vermont, United States. 1885 – He served as the second president of Cornell University for seven years. 1892 – He taught history at Michigan until his appointment as president of Cornell. – He was forced to resign at Cornell due to conflicts with the faculty ..
1273 – Abulfeda was born at Damascus, where his father Malik ul-Afdal, brother of the prince of Hamah, had fled from the Mongols. He was a descendant of Ayyub, the father of Saladin. 1285 – In his boyhood he devoted himself to the study of the Qur’an and the sciences, but from his twelfth year ..