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1636
Harvard College founded

    

1654
Harvard establishes Indian College

   
    
   

1828
Female textile workers strike at Dover, N.H.

    

1836
Eliza Susan Quincy portrays procession at Harvard's 200th Anniversary

   
   
   

1836
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow begins teaching modern languages at Harvard.

    

1837
John Sibley publishes story of Washington Elm

   
    
   

1853
Nathaniel Hawthorne publishes a campaign biography for his former Bowdoin classmate Franklin Pierce and is rewarded with a consulship in England.

    

1861
Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Under the Washington Elm"

   
    
   

1866
Peabody Museum founded at Harvard

    

1873
Anne Whitney wins competition to create a sculpture of Samuel Adams for the United States Capitol.

   
    
   

1894
Immigration Restriction League Founded at Harvard

    

1905
Paul Revere House saved from demolition

   
   
    
   

1972
Harvard dedicates the so-called "Bradstreet Gate" between the Science Center and the Yard.

    

1997
Irish Hunger Monument erected in Cambridge

   
    
   

2001
Peabody Museum at Harvard continues to repatriate human remains


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