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Thomas Frederick Tavernetti, born Tomaso Frederico Tavernetti (December 23, 1889 – December 23, 1934), was the son of Swiss immigrants who was a key person involved in the establishment of the University of California, Davis.
The last name "Tavernetti" is an Italian last name that points to the profession of an innkeeper or tavern owner, according to a family seal issued by the Swiss government. Thomas Tavernetti was born on December 23, 1889, on a ranch near Gonzales, California. His parents were Swiss immigrants from Moghegno, Switzerland. His father, Paul Tavernetti, was the son of Giovanni Battista Tavernetti, an unsuccessful "Forty-Niner" of the California Gold Rush. Paul was born in Moghegno in 1854 and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1880s. His wife, Giagonda Rianda, came to the U.S. about a year later. Thomas was the second of twelve children, two of whom died during birth. When he was young, Tom worked on the family farm in Salinas, California. Hunter Lane, as it was called, was also where the family home was. There was also a large ranch on Natividad Road which raised cattle. After schooling in Salinas, Thomas attended school at the University of California, Berkeley.
Thomas finished schooling at UC Berkeley in 1913, majoring in agriculture. After graduating, Thomas began working at the UC agriculture center in Davis, California. In Davis, Thomas assisted in the foundation of the UC Farm Station, which later became the University of California, Davis. He served as Assistant Dean of Agriculture from 1922 to 1934. In 1934, though, he died of pneumonia on his 45th birthday.
There is a bell hung in his memory in the front of Aggie Stadium in Davis. After UC Davis football victories, the California Aggie Marching Band-uh! rings the bell once for every point scored during the game. The bell, referred to as the Tavernetti Bell (also known as the "Victory Bell"), was hung in his honor by UC Davis Alumni. With the construction of Aggie stadium, the bell followed from its previous location at the old site on Toomey field in 2007.The bell came from the Spreckels grade school that Tavernetti attended for his schooling. After its abandonment, the school's bell was taken to Davis where it is still used today.
Thomas' son, Thomas Jr., was a World War II pilot who received many awards while serving his country. He shot down four enemy planes and was awarded the Flying Cross for his efforts. Tavernetti was the first of many in his family to be educated through the UC System. Four of his brothers attended UC Berkeley, three of whom took classes at the University Farm, which later became UC Davis. Thomas' nephew and surrogate son, Burton Anderson, also attended UC Berkeley. All three of Anderson's children attended UC Berkeley as well. One of his grandsons, too, recently graduated from the school, thus making Thomas the first of four generations at UC Berkeley. Three of Anderson's granddaughters attended UCLA. Another of Anderson's grandsons attended UC Davis as well. Anderson's son-in-law attended UC Davis.
Davis, known prior to 1907 as Davisville, is a city in the U.S. state of California and the most populous city in Yolo County. It had a population of 65,622 in 2010, not including the on-campus population of the University of California, Davis, which was over 9,400 in 2016. As of 2019, there were 38,369 students enrolled at the university.
The University of California (UC) is a public land-grant research university system in the U.S. state of California. The system is composed of the campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, along with numerous research centers and academic abroad centers. The system is the state's land-grant university.
The University of California, Davis is a public land-grant research university near Davis, California. Named a Public Ivy, it is the northernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California system. The institution was first founded as an agricultural branch of the system in 1905 and became the seventh campus of the University of California in 1959.
Gonzales is a city in Monterey County, California, United States. Gonzales is located 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Salinas, at an elevation of 135 feet. The population was 8,187 at the 2010 census, up from 7,525 at the 2000 census. Gonzales is a member of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments. Gonzales won the Culture of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2019.
The Oski Yell is the University of California Berkeley spirit yell from which the school’s mascot, Oski the Bear, derives his name. Although Oski appeared in 1941, the yell was first performed around the turn of the 20th century. The yell's origins are uncertain, although the University of Illinois originated a similar yell in 1899. Another early version is credited to Vince Wirtz, who led a similar cheer beginning in the 1920s at football games for Hamilton, Ontario teams.
Bernhard Caesar Einstein was a Swiss-American engineer, the son of Hans Albert Einstein. Of the three known biological grandchildren of Albert Einstein, all sons of Hans, he was the only one to survive childhood.
UC Davis Health Stadium is a 10,743-seat multi-purpose stadium on the University of California, Davis campus in unincorporated Yolo County, California. It opened on April 1, 2007, and is the home to the UC Davis Aggies football and women's lacrosse teams. It replaced Toomey Field. Plans call for the stadium to eventually be built out to 30,000 seats. The field at UC Davis Health Stadium is named Jim Sochor Field, after their College Football Hall of Fame coach.
The California Aggie is a weekly newspaper distributed in the Davis, California area. It is staffed entirely by UC Davis students and is the official campus newspaper.
Picnic Day is an annual open house event held in April at the University of California, Davis. Picnic Day was first held on May 22, 1909. It has grown to be what is believed to be the largest student-run event in the United States, typically drawing more than 50,000 visitors. In 2009, around 125,000 visitors attended Picnic Day – a new attendance record.
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