The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, named after America's "first scientist," celebrated the 100th anniversary of its birth. In attendance were 700 scientists representing 200 universities and other scientific institutions. Many of the older universities of the world sent birthday greetings by their representatives. They included:
La Sorbonne (Université de Paris), founded 1257.
University of Oxford, founded cir. 1133.
University of St. Andrews, founded 1411.
Université de Louvain, founded 1426.
University of Glasgow, founded 1453.
Albertus University (Konigsberg), founded 1544.
University of Cambridge, founded 1257.