Dec. 29, 1627 – John Harvard enters Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, England.
Dec. 20, 1672 – Leonard Hoar, Class of 1650, is formally installed as Harvard’s third President and the first to have graduated from the College.
December 1763 – Hollis Hall is completed in the Yard.
Dec. 13, 1856 – A(bbott) Lawrence Lowell, Harvard’s future 22nd President, is born in Boston.
Dec. 3, 1872 – The Harvard University Foot Ball Club organizes in Holden Chapel; Bob Grant, Class of 1873, is the first president.
– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower