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This month in Harvard history

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September 1951 — Outside Memorial Hall on registration day, WHRB-Radio conducts a new programming feature: sidewalk interviews of freshmen, who explain why they have come to Harvard and what they think of it.

Sept. 22-24, 1955 — The Law School holds a three-day conference marking the 200th birthday (Sept. 24, 1755) of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835.

The conference draws legal scholars and high-ranking jurists from around the world for the presentation of eight papers and several social events crowned by a banquet in Memorial Hall addressed by President Nathan Marsh Pusey and U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren. At 9:16 p.m. during the banquet, Law School Dean Erwin Griswold announces that Marshall was born 200 years ago to the minute.