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This month in Harvard history

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April 23, 1900 — Harvard runners take to the new Soldiers Field track for the first time.

April 25, 1900 — Wu Tingfang, Chinese Minister to the United States, visits Harvard during a trip to Boston for an April 26 speaking engagement before a national manufacturers’ association. Before lunching together, Wu and President Charles William Eliot enjoy a short tour of the University.

April 13, 1901 — Representatives from Harvard, Cornell, Yale, the Boston Athletic Association, and the Union Boat Clubs meet at the BAA to draw up a proposed constitution for a new amateur rowing association.

April 19, 1902 — President Charles William Eliot speaks in New York at the installation of Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler.