Antedating of "Major"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 10 02:36:10 UTC 2005

major (OED, v.2 1., 1918)

1916 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 10 July 13 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Two years ago Miss Mabel Agness Keig finished her education at
Northwestern university. She majored in dramatic art where the
temperamental Cupid is presumably energetic.

Fred Shapiro

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