July 4th, 1832

July 4th riots result in the expulsion of several students.

“Voted that Alexander H. Strong, for being engaged in the disorderly conduct at Adams last Saturday, & for being found, on the evening of the 4th of July, disguised in his dress, for the purpose, as he confesses, of throwing fire balls around college, be cut off from college.” (from the Records of the Faculty of Williams College, July 7, 1832)