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September 26, 2002

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This month in Harvard history

  • Sept. 25, 1929 - At the dedication of the Law School's Langdell Hall, Harvard confers honorary Doctor of Laws degrees upon two legal scholars from Cambridge University: William Warwick Buckland and Percy Henry Winfield.

  • September 1930 - The Class of 1934 enters with 897 members. Dunster and Lowell-the first of the seven original undergraduate Houses-are ready for occupancy.

  • September 1936 - During the first two weeks of September, Harvard convenes a Tercentenary Conference of Arts and Sciences. More than 10,000 faculty members at 54 institutions nationwide are invited; over 2,000 attend. Seventy-one scholars give papers in four areas: Arts and Letters, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences.

  • September 1939-Spring 1942 - The Stradivarius Quartet (violinists Wolfe Wolfinsohn and Bernard Robbins; violist Marcel Dick; and cellist Iwan d'Archambeau) serves as Harvard's first resident string quartet.

    - From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower

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