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Foundation
1890
   
No course held.
1890
July 1
Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, by Mahan is published.
1891
                      
No course held. Bureau of Navigation cites shortage of officers.
1892
May 28
First new building (present Luce Hall) completed.
1892
July 22
Mahan returns and assumes NWC presidency. No course held.
1893
    
No course held.
1893 
May 10 
Mahan detached for sea duty. Commander Charles Stockton, acting president.
1893 
October 4 
First visit by a Secretary of the Navy. Hilary Herbert inspects NWC.
1893 
November 15 
Commander Henry C. Taylor assumes NWC presidency.
1894 
June 12 
Course begins with 25 students, including first foreign officers, two from Royal Swedish Navy. Ends September 30.
1895 
June 
Course begins with 25 students. Mahan returns as lecturer. Ends October 15. 
1896 
June 1 
Course begins with 27 students. Ends October 15. 
1896 
December 31 
Captain Taylor detached for sea duty. Goodrich returns and assumes NWC presidency.
1897 
June 1 
Course begins with 22 students. Ends September 15.
1897 
June 2 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt addresses War College students and faculty. 
1898 
April 19 
United States declares war on Spain. Staff including Goodrich ordered to sea. Planned course cancelled. 
1898 
August 12 
Cessation of hostilities between U.S. and Spain.
1898 
November 2 
Captain Stockton assumes NWC presidency.
1899 
May 31 
Course begins with four students. Others from fleet in bay attend part time. Ends October 1.