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This month in Harvard history

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March 1925 – The Harvard-Boston (Egyptian) Expedition discovers, intact, the secret tomb of Queen Hetep-heres I, mother of King Cheops (a.k.a. Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid). This spectacular find occupies archaeologists for the next two years.

March 1, 1944 – The Harvard Police begin wearing visor caps and dark-blue uniforms like those of regular Cambridge and Boston policemen. Standard apparel had been plain clothes since the turn of the century.

March 1948 – The Division of Geological Sciences votes to discontinue geography as a separate field of undergraduate concentration, prompting consternation among faculty and students alike.

March 17-18, 1948 – In Paine Concert Hall (Music Building), composer-conductor Howard Hanson launches the Louis C. Elson Memorial Lectures with two talks on “The Materials of Music.”

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