Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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  • Sept. 7, 1775 – The “New-England Chronicle or Essex Gazette” advertises that the Harvard Corporation and Overseers have chosen the Town of Concord as “a proper place for convening the Members of the said public Seminary of Learning” as the Revolution rages in Cambridge. Students are due in Concord by Oct. 4; probably less than 100 of the expected 125 show up. The College stays in Concord for eight months.
  • September 1918 – As the end of World War I draws near, the Harvard War Records Office shows 6,074 Harvard men in active military service:

    U.S. Army – 4,805
    U.S. Navy – 1,104
    Foreign Allied Armies – 165

    The death toll is 124.– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower