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February 18

The English Parliament

1719 – The English Parliament repealed the Schism Act, an extreme High Tory measure to prevent nonconformists and Catholics from educating their own children. Queen Anne died on the day the Act was to take effect in 1714. It was repealed because her successor, King George I, did nothing to enforce it.

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Louis Agassiz

Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873)

The 14th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1929) notes that Louis Agassiz was a Swiss-American naturalist ... Read More
Caroline Wells Healey Dall

Dall, Caroline Wells Healey (1822-1912)

Born the oldest child of a wealthy Boston merchant on June 22, 1822, Dall had full ... Read More
B. F. Skinner

B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904-1990) was an American psychologist and author. He conducted pioneering work on experimental ... Read More
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Convocation: Neil L. Rudenstine

NEIL L. RUDENSTINE The President of Harvard University reads the Citation, CONSCIENCE OF A PEOPLE, SOUL ... Read More