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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.

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