April 3, 1776 — George Washington received an honorary law degree from Harvard University today.
This was also the first law degree that Harvard awarded.
Washington was honored because of his service to the University when he drove the British out of Boston while he was the head of the Continental Army.
Words of Wisdom
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'