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October 7

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

1894 – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a Unitarian physician and writer, died at age 85. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he published the poem “Old Ironsides” to protest the scrapping of the frigate Constitution. Holmes was Parkman Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Harvard College and dean of its medical school. He wrote The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, a collection of essays, as well as several biographies, including one of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read more about Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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