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By Tim ONeill
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Harvard, first St. Patrick's day parade

This Week in History


March 13: 1639—Cambridge College is renamed “Harvard.” 1865—There is something really wrong here: a bill is passed by the Confederacy approving the use of black slaves for service in the rebel army, but it does not allow for their freedom. 1997—Between 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., alleged UFOs are seen by hundreds of citizens and are named the “Phoenix lights.” They are said to have reappeared in 2007 and 2008. Donald Duck Day. Today’s Word: Kakistocracy—when the worst people govern, as in Congress.

March 14: 1620—The first and last time anyone laughs at the colloquy: “Working hard or hardly working?” 1958—Perry Como wakes up to receive the Recording Industry Associa...

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