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This month in Harvard history

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Oct. 7, 1944 – The “Harvard Alumni Bulletin” tally of Harvard men known to have served in World War II reaches 23,400.

Oct. 21, 1949 – Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru; his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian Ambassador to the U.S.; and his daughter Indira Gandhi visit President James Bryant Conant and his wife Grace at 17 Quincy Street (then the President’s House; now Loeb House).

Oct. 21, 1952 – Driving through Harvard Square, Republican presidential candidate Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower receives an enthusiastic welcome.

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