In Worcester, Massachusetts, Harvard beats Yale in their annual boat race.

Tne crews of Harvard and Yale Colleges met for their annual contest, a series that had begun in 1852.  Racing on Lake Quinsigamond near Worcester, Massachusetts on a course up the lake and back over three miles, Harvard won for the second year running in a time of eighteen minutes and thirteen seconds, beating the Yale crew by more than a minute.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation

James Wellman and Walter B. Peet, The Story of the Harvard-Yale Race 1852-1912 (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912), 35-36.

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