Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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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