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September 23

Harvard College

1642 – Harvard College, established in 1636 to train ministers, held its first commencement ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although it is now nondenominational, Harvard remains a major educational center for training Unitarian Universalist ministers. Read about the history of Harvard College in Abiel Holmes’s History of Cambridge.

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John Updike

Updike, John (1932-2009)

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Stanley Kunitz

Kunitz, Stanley (1905-2006)

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Clark, Grenville (1882-1967)

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

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