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This month in Harvard history

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  • Jan. 1, 1920 – The Harvard football team scores a 7-6 win over Oregon in the Crimson’s only appearance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Jan. 12-13, 1921 – In the New (later Lowell) Lecture Hall, Rabindranath Tagore gives two public lectures on “Folk-Religion in Bengal” and “The Meeting of the East and West” as guest of the Division of Philosophy.
  • Jan. 11, 1934 – In Sanders Theatre, composer Arnold Schoenberg guest-conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in performances of Bach’s Organ Prelude and Fugue in E-flat (arr. Schoenberg), and his own Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night; arr. for string orchestra) and Pelleas und Melisande.– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower