Campus & Community
This month in Harvard history
- April 9, 1956 The Senate Subcommittee on Disarmament convenes a special session in the Law School’s Ames Courtroom (Austin Hall). Presiding are Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey and Rhode Island’s John O. Pastore.
- April-October 1958 The International Science Exhibit of the Brussels World Fair includes an apparatus built at the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics: an “icebox” that uses supercooled water to grow giant, branching snowflake crystals in five minutes. The process mimics crystal formation in cast metals, making the device useful for metallurgical research.
- April 1965 For the first time, Harvard’s endowment exceeds the $1 billion mark, thereby realizing a long-held goal of Treasurer Paul C. Cabot. From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower