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This month in Harvard history

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September 1902 – More than 600 undergraduates arrive in the Class of 1906. Until just before World War I, entering Classes stabilize around this size.

September 1906 – The Medical School dedicates its newly built Longwood Ave. quarters, designed by architect Charles A. Coolidge, Class of 1881. At the time, the new facilities constitute the nation’s largest and most comprehensive array of medical-school buildings.

September 1917 – Because of World War I, freshman enrollment drops to 550. The senior class is 50 percent smaller than its immediate predecessor.

Sept. 28, 1925 – In Sanders Theatre, John Philip Sousa and his band present an afternoon concert for the University community.

Sept. 25, 1929 – At the dedication of the Law School’s Langdell Hall, Harvard confers honorary Doctor of Laws degrees upon two legal scholars from Cambridge University: William Warwick Buckland and Percy Henry Winfield.

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