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Hasty Pudding Club Forms at Harvard





On this day in 1795, 21 Harvard students gathered in a dorm room and formed a secret social club to cultivate "friendship and patriotism." Members agreed to take turns providing a pot of hasty pudding for the meetings. Thus did the Hasty Pudding Club, the nation's oldest dramatic institution, get its name. In the early years, the club staged...
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