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Cambridge, MA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/

Population:
101355 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1630

County:
Middlesex County

Founded as New Towne in 1630.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Harvard Crimson

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
1977
Cambridge College Massachusetts
1971
John F. Kennedy School of Government
1936
Longy School of Music
1915
Lesley University
1909
Harvard Business School
1908
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
1883
Radcliffe College
1879
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1861
Harvard Law School
1817
Harvard Divinity School
1816
Harvard Medical School
1782
Harvard University
1636

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
1859

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Biogen Idec
2003
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
2002
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
2001
Momenta Pharmaceuticals
2001
Curis
2000
@stake
1999
Akamai
1998
Dyax Corporation
1995
Millennium Pharmaceuticals
1993
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
1989
Alkermes
1987
Cambridge Energy Research Associates
1983
Forrester Research
1983
Lotus Development
1982
Genzyme
1981
Index Group
1969
Bolt, Beranek and Newman
1948
Biogen
 
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals
 
Idenix Pharmaceuticals
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Head of State
5-Dec-1927   King of Thailand
Fred Allen
Comic
31-May-1894 17-Mar-1956 Town Hall Tonight
Leroy Anderson
Composer
29-Jun-1908 18-May-1975 The Syncopated Clock
Hugh Bancroft
Publisher
13-Sep-1879 17-Oct-1933 President of Dow Jones, 1928-31
Walworth Barbour
Diplomat
4-Jun-1908 21-Jul-1982 US Ambassador to Israel, 1961-73
Peter Beinart
Columnist
1971   Washington Post columnist
Charles Bickford
Actor
1-Jan-1891 9-Nov-1967 The Song of Bernadette
Traci Bingham
Actor
13-Jan-1968   Baywatch, Surreal Life
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
Phil Brown
Actor
30-Apr-1916 9-Feb-2006 Uncle Owen in Star Wars
Jere Burns
Actor
15-Oct-1954   Breughel on Max Headroom
Thomas Dudley Cabot
Business
1-May-1897 8-Jun-1995 CEO of Cabot, 1922-60
e. e. cummings
Poet
14-Oct-1894 3-Sep-1962 Majuscule-challenged American poet
Jane Curtin
Actor
6-Sep-1947   SNL, Third Rock from the Sun
Matt Damon
Actor
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Richard Henry Dana
Author
1-Aug-1815 6-Jan-1882 Two Years Before the Mast
Susan Davis
Politician
13-Apr-1944   Congresswoman, California 53rd
Eddy Duchin
Pianist
1-Apr-1909 9-Feb-1951 The Magic Fingers of Radio
Kitty Dukakis
First Lady
26-Dec-1936   Wife of Michael Dukakis
Charles F. Dunbar
Diplomat
1-Apr-1931   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1988-91
Luigi R. Einaudi
Diplomat
1-Mar-1936   Secy. General of the OAS, 2004-05
Bruce Fein
Government
c. 1947   Former Reagan lawyer
Frank Fontaine
Actor
19-Apr-1920 4-Aug-1978 Crazy Guggenheim
Margaret Fuller
Author
23-May-1810 19-Jul-1850 Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Paul Michael Glaser
Actor
25-Mar-1943   Starsky and Hutch
William Dodd Hathaway
Politician
21-Feb-1924   US Senator from Maine, 1973-79
Chuck Hoberman
Inventor
1956   Creator of unfolding structures
Johnny Hodges
Jazz Musician
25-Jul-1907 11-May-1970 Jazz alto saxophonist
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author
29-Aug-1809 7-Oct-1894 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Alanson B. Houghton
Diplomat
10-Oct-1863 15-Sep-1941 US Ambassador to the UK, 1925-29
David Ignatius
Columnist
1950   Washington Post op-ed columnist
Ann Jillian
Actor
29-Jan-1951   Ellis Island
Mindy Kaling
Actor
24-Jun-1979   Kelly Kapoor on The Office
Chris Langton
Biologist
1948   Father of Artificial Life
Richard Libertini
Actor
21-May-1933   The In-Laws
James Russell Lowell
Author
22-Feb-1819 12-Aug-1891 The Biglow Papers
Ray Magliozzi
Radio Personality
30-Mar-1949   "Don't drive like my brother"
Anne McCaffrey
Author
1-Apr-1926 21-Nov-2011 Pern series
Douglass C. North
Economist
5-Nov-1920   Cliometrics
Charles Eliot Norton
Scholar
16-Nov-1827 21-Oct-1908 American man of letters
Joan O'Brien
Actor
14-Feb-1936   Operation Petticoat
Tip O'Neill
Politician
9-Dec-1912 5-Jan-1994 Speaker of the House, 1977-87
Charles Sanders Peirce
Philosopher
10-Sep-1839 19-Apr-1914 Founder of Pragmatism
Rebecca Pidgeon
Actor
10-Oct-1965   The Spanish Prisoner
Jim Pinkerton
Pundit
11-Mar-1958   Fox News Watch
Richard Preston
Author
5-Aug-1954   The Hot Zone
Roxanne Quimby
Business
1950   Co-Founder, Burt's Bees
Alan Rachins
Actor
3-Oct-1942   Larry Finkelstein on Dharma & Greg
Ted Rall
Cartoonist
26-Aug-1963   Godless heathen cartoonist
Donald Regan
Government
21-Dec-1918 10-Jun-2003 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1981-85
Elaine Showalter
Critic
21-Jan-1941   Lead alpha Gynocritic
Richard D. Simmons
Business
30-Dec-1934   President of Washington Post Co., 1981-91
Otis Skinner
Actor
28-Jun-1858 4-Jan-1942 American stage actor
Monteagle Stearns
Diplomat
5-Dec-1924   US Ambassador to Greece, 1981-85
Helen B. Taussig
Doctor
24-May-1898 20-May-1986 Mother of pediatric cardiology
Russi Taylor
Actor
4-May-1944   Voice of Minnie Mouse
Sam Waterston
Actor
15-Nov-1940   Asst DA Jack McCoy on Law & Order
Steven Wright
Comic
6-Dec-1955   King of Wry

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Agassiz
Paleontologist
28-May-1807 14-Dec-1873 Ichthyologist at Harvard
Gordon W. Allport
Psychologist
11-Nov-1897 9-Oct-1967 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation
Washington Allston
Painter
5-Nov-1779 9-Jul-1843 The Dead Man Revived
Irving Babbitt
Philosopher
2-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 Early leader of Neohumanism
Emily Greene Balch
Activist
8-Jan-1867 9-Jan-1961 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
John Bartlett
Author
14-Jun-1820 3-Dec-1905 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
Edward Bernays
Business
22-Nov-1891 9-Mar-1995 Propaganda
E. Power Biggs
Organist
29-Mar-1906 10-Mar-1977 Anglo-American organist
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
George Phillips Bond
Astronomer
20-May-1825 17-Feb-1865 Father of astrophotography
Edwin G. Boring
Psychologist
23-Oct-1886 1-Jul-1968 A History of Experimental Psychology
Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
11-Dec-1863 13-Apr-1941 Census-taker of the sky
Al Capp
Cartoonist
28-Sep-1909 5-Nov-1979 Creator of Li'l Abner
Alfred Chandler
Historian
15-Sep-1918 9-May-2007 Business historian
Edward Channing
Historian
15-Jun-1856 7-Jan-1931 A History of the United States
Alvan Clark
Astronomer
8-Mar-1804 19-Aug-1887 Telescope maker
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Martin Deutsch
Physicist
29-Jun-1917 16-Aug-2002 Discovered positronium
Foster Furcolo
Politician
29-Jul-1911 5-Jul-1995 Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61
John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist
15-Oct-1908 29-Apr-2006 Modern economics renegade
Benjamin Apthorp Gould
Astronomer
27-Sep-1824 26-Nov-1896 American astronomer and star-catalogist
Asa Gray
Botanist
18-Nov-1810 30-Jan-1888 Botany of the Northern United States
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Edwin Hall
Physicist
7-Nov-1855 20-Nov-1938 Discovered the Hall Effect
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Charles P. Kindleberger
Economist
12-Oct-1910 7-Jul-2003 The World in Depression
Basil King
Novelist
26-Feb-1859 22-Jun-1928 The Inner Shrine
Thomas Kuhn
Author
18-Jul-1922 17-Jun-1996 Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Simon Kuznets
Economist
30-Apr-1901 8-Jul-1985 National Income and Its Composition
Edwin H. Land
Inventor
7-May-1909 1-Mar-1991 Polaroid Land Camera
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Astronomer
4-Jul-1868 12-Dec-1921 Cepheid variable
Anthony Lewis
Journalist
27-Mar-1927 25-Mar-2013 Gideon's Trumpet
William Lipscomb
Chemist
9-Dec-1919 14-Apr-2011 Chemical bonding
Henry Cabot Lodge
Politician
12-May-1850 9-Nov-1924 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1893-1924
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poet
27-Feb-1807 24-Mar-1882 Evangeline
Edward Lorenz
Scientist
23-May-1917 16-Apr-2008 Chaos theory
James Russell Lowell
Author
22-Feb-1819 12-Aug-1891 The Biglow Papers
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Perry Miller
Historian
25-Feb-1905 9-Dec-1963 The New England Mind
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Charles Eliot Norton
Scholar
16-Nov-1827 21-Oct-1908 American man of letters
Robert Nozick
Philosopher
16-Nov-1938 23-Jan-2002 Libertarian philosopher
Robert B. Parker
Novelist
17-Sep-1932 18-Jan-2010 Spenser
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Astronomer
10-May-1900 7-Dec-1979 Hydrogen in the Sun
Benjamin Peirce
Mathematician
4-Apr-1809 10-Jun-1880 Idempotent and nilpotent
Edward Charles Pickering
Astronomer
19-Jul-1846 3-Feb-1919 Photometer inventor and surveyor
Eleanor H. Porter
Novelist
19-Dec-1868 21-May-1920 Pollyanna
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
E. M. Purcell
Physicist
30-Aug-1912 7-Mar-1997 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Philip Rahv
Critic
10-Mar-1908 22-Dec-1973 Co-Founder, Partisan Review
John Rawls
Philosopher
21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 A Theory of Justice
Theodore W. Richards
Chemist
31-Jan-1868 2-Apr-1928 Atomic weights
William Barton Rogers
Educator
7-Dec-1804 30-May-1882 Founder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bruno Rossi
Astronomer
13-Apr-1905 21-Nov-1993 Rossi curve and magnetopause
Josiah Royce
Philosopher
20-Nov-1855 14-Sep-1916 The Religious Aspect of Philosophy
George Sarton
Historian
31-Aug-1884 22-Mar-1956 Introduction to the History of Science
William Shurcliff
Physicist
27-Mar-1909 20-Jun-2006 Manhattan Project physicist
B. F. Skinner
Psychologist
20-Mar-1904 18-Aug-1990 Radical Behaviorism
Jared Sparks
Author
10-May-1789 14-Mar-1866 Life and Writings of George Washington
Joseph Story
Judge
18-Sep-1779 10-Sep-1845 US Supreme Court Justice, 1812-45
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Fred Whipple
Astronomer
5-Nov-1906 30-Aug-2004 Comet Guy
Alfred North Whitehead
Mathematician
15-Feb-1861 30-Dec-1947 Metaphysical mathematician
Justin Winsor
Curator
2-Jan-1831 22-Oct-1897 Librarian of Harvard University
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.



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