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1900年,哈佛大学纪念学校赞助人约翰哈佛的塑像。

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神职人员约翰.哈佛逝世,1638914

哈佛大学是世界知名的学府,它作育出六位美国总统及许多知名的美国人士。很难想像这么有名望的大学,开始时只有九个学生和一位教师。你知道哈佛何以得名?1638914日,约翰哈佛,一个麻州查尔斯敦的31岁的神职人员,约翰哈佛逝世,他捐出他的图书馆及一半财产给一所地区性、刚成立的大学。年轻牧师的捐赠使学校得以稳定的运作,为了纪念他,学校取名为哈佛学 院。


Harvard University is a world-renowned college that educated six U.S. presidents and many other famous Americans. It's hard to imagine that this prestigious university started out with nine students and one instructor. Do you know how Harvard got its name? On September 14, 1638, John Harvard, a 31-year-old clergyman from Charlestown, Massachusetts, died, leaving his library and half his estate to a local, newly established college. The young minister's gift provided the college with some needed stability. In his honor, it was called Harvard College.

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