Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1636/00/00 New College is established by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Creation of Higher Education in the United States
1638/00/00 Minister John Harvard of Charlestown dies, leaving his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard.
1639/00/00 New College in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, is renamed Harvard Colledge in honor of benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown.
1653/08/09 Rev Samuel Hooker Education Samuel Hooker, likely born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduates from Harvard College in 1653. (Gregorian calendar: 19 August 1653)
1656/08/12 Eleazar Mather Education Eleazar Mather graduates from Harvard College.
1670/08/09 George Burroughs Education George Burroughs graduates from Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1671/08/08 Rev Samuel Mather Education Samuel Mather graduates from Harvard College.
1681/08/09 Rev James Pierpont Education James Pierpont graduates from Harvard College.
1695/09/00 Jonathan Belcher Education After graduating from Boston Latin School, Jonathan Belcher matriculates at Harvard College in Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Based on his family's social importance, Belcher is seated second behind Jeremiah Dummer.
1699/07/05 Jonathan Belcher Education Jonathan Belcher graduates from Harvard College in Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Belcher is sent to Europe where he will make the acquaintance of a prince, the future King George I of England.
1699/07/05 Rev Daniel Greenleaf Education Daniel Greenleaf graduates from Harvard.
1701/07/02 Rev Israel Loring Education Israel Loring graduates from Harvard College with a degree of Bachelor of Arts. (Julian calendar, Gregorian date July 1701 12).
1705/06/00 Edward Augustus Holyoke Education Edward Holyoke gives the class' Bachelor's Oration at his graduation from Harvard Collage in Massachusetts.
1710/07/05 Rev Dr Joseph Sewall Education Joseph Sewall graduates from Harvard college, AB, 1707, AM, 1710.
1717/07/03 Rev Daniel Putnam Education Daniel Putnam was graduates from Harvard College with the class of 1717.
1725/07/07 Rev William Smith (Congregationalist) Education William Smith graduates from Harvard College.
1728/06/28 Ezekiel Hersey Education Ezekiel Hersey graduates from Harvard College in Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Dr Hersey will practice medicine in Hingham, Massachusetts.
1730/06/24 John Cotton Education John Cotton graduates from Harvard College in Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay. (24 June 1730 by the Julian calendar, Gregorian equivalent is 4 July 1730.)
1736/00/00 Edward Augustus Holyoke Work Governor Belcher approves Edward Holyoke appointment as President of Harvard College.
1736/00/00 Samuel Adams Education Samuel Adams graduates from the Boston Latin School (lost) and enters Harvard College. Where he begins to formulate his political ideas.
1736/07/07 Rev Moses Parsons Education Moses Parsons graduates from Harvard.
1737/07/06 Andrew Eliot Education Andrew Eliot graduates from Harvard.
1738/07/05 Jonathan Loring Education Jonathan Loring graduates from Harvard College in Cambridge. Dated by the Julian calendar. The Gregorian equivalent is 5 July 1738.
1740/08/27 Samuel Adams Education Samuel Adams graduates from Harvard College. Since his junior year, his father has been able to afford board at a private home in Cambridge, a privilege that allows young Adams to avoid college food.
1741/07/01 Thomas Fisher Amory Education Thomas F Amory graduates from Harvard College. (Date is the Julian calendar. The Gregorian equivalent is 11 July 1741.)
1743/06/00 Samuel Adams Education Samuel Adams earns his graduate degree from Harvard. His thesis is titled "Whether it be lawful to resist the supreme magistrate, if the commonwealth cannot be otherwise preserved?"
1751/09/00 John Adams Education John Adams is admitted to Harvard College where he will study under Joseph Mayhew. Provided a partial scholarship, John's father Deacon Adams, will sell land to help pay for the tuition.
1761/07/15 Jonathan Jackson (politician) Education Jonathan Jackson graduates from Harvard, Class of '61.
1763/07/20 Robert Hooper Jr Education Robert Hooper graduates from Harvard.
1769/07/19 Nathaniel Tracy Education Nathaniel Tracy graduates from Harvard College.
1769/07/19 Theophilus Parsons Sr Education Theophilus Parsons takes his bachelor's degree at Harvard.
1781/00/00 Joseph Willard (Harvard president) Work Joseph Willard becomes president of Harvard. He will work in this position until his death in 1804.
1784/07/21 Silas Lee Education After pursuing a classical education, Silas Lee graduates from Harvard.
1792/07/18 Nathaniel Chandler Education Nathaniel Chandler graduates from Harvard College.
1811/08/28 Thomas Graves Cary Education Thomas Graves Cary graduates from Harvard College.
1812/06/00 Sen Charles G Loring Education Phi Beta Kappa man, Charles Greely Loring, graduates fourth in his class at Harvard College with a Detur Prize.

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Particulars for Old Harvard Yard:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Education
Historic Use Educational related housing
Architectural Style Federal Style
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Other Description Neo-Georgian
Owner Private
Historic Use School

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000287
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Georgian, Other, Federal
Attribute: Neo-Georgian
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1700-1749, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1718, 1930
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: School, Educational related housing
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: School Educational related housing

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