Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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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.

Dec. 6-7, 1941 — Harvard faculty, government officials, and labor delegates convene at the Business School for a conference on “Labor and National Defense.” It is believed to be the first meeting of its kind in the nation.

Dec. 16, 1948 — The Law School Forum makes its first television appearance on Boston’s WBZ-TV with a discussion of Boston traffic and housing problems.