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This month in Harvard history

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March 20, 1934 – The Charles William Eliot Memorial Association observes the 100th birth anniversary of its namesake by donating a bronze bust of Eliot to Eliot House. Unveiling the sculpture is the late president’s four-year-old great-grandson, Charles William Eliot 3rd. In the evening, CWEMA also holds a memorial meeting in Sanders Theatre that includes an address by Massachusetts Governor Joseph B. Ely and music by the Harvard Glee Club.

March 1, 1942 – Harvard participates in a test air raid. As Civilian Defense personnel scurry about managing fictitious disasters like bomb craters and broken gas mains, a Lowell House senior blows soap bubbles into the sunlight.

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