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This month in Harvard history

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  • Nov. 2, 1657 – By request of the Board of Overseers, the Great and General Court approves an Appendix to the Charter of 1650 clarifying the division of power between the Overseers and the Corporation.
  • Nov. 14, 1810 – John Thornton Kirkland, Class of 1789, AM 1792, becomes Harvard’s 14th President.
  • Nov. 30, 1867 – Harvard Dental School makes its first appointments: Daniel Harwood, Professor of Dental Pathology and Therapeutics; and Nathan Cooley Keep, Professor of Mechanical Dentistry.
  • Nov. 16, 1901 – On the Boston side of the Charles, the Newell Boathouse is formally presented to the University. Given by the Harvard Club of New York, the facility commemorates Marshall Newell, Class of 1894, and replaces an earlier structure of the same name that had been lost to fire in 1899, shortly after its construction.
  • Nov. 15, 1923 – In Sanders Theatre, tenor Roland Hayes sings Mozart, Berlioz, and spirituals with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • Nov. 26, 1923 – In Paine Concert Hall (Music Building), harpsichordist Wanda Landowska gives a lecture-recital in French on “Les Précurseurs français de Sebastien Bach” (“French Forerunners of Johann Sebastian Bach”). – From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower