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LAWN PARTIES …… THE FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE LAST TRAIN ROBBERY IN AMERICA!

On the Friday afternoon of Houseparties in 1963, Tiger desperadoes swung into action to pull off the last train robbery in America! A car was parked across the Dinky line,  Four horses were rented from a nearby stable ….. Masks and ­six-shooters acquired …… “Victims” prepared ……  The Great Train Robbery went off like clockwork,…

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May 1, 2022

Princeton University Comes in First So Many Times ….. and in so many ways! (we LOVE it!)

Today, only FOREVER AGO (1760 for the truth seekers), Princeton University published its first catalog, writing that “A large and well-sorted Collection of Books on the various Branches of Literature, is the most ornamental and useful Furniture of a College… If [students] have Books always at Hand to consult upon every Subject that may occur…

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January 29, 2022

in honor of NATIONAL SQUIRREL DAY ….

    In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day we had to give the famous Princeton black squirrels a shout out!  Clearly the tiger is the official mascot of the school but most would agree the black squirrels of Princeton come in first as the most beloved unofficial representative of the ivy league powerhouse!   Did…

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January 21, 2022

Princeton Had Their Own Tea Party? Yep and We’ve All the Tea on the Situation!

      Everyone knows about the famous Boston Tea Party, but did you know days later, on a cold night in January, 1774, Princeton College students had their own demonstration against the King?  TRUE! The students broke into the College’s storeroom, and then, as described by student Charles Beatty, “gathered all the steward’s winter…

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December 16, 2021

m not crushin’ on Matt Damon but I AM SO CRUSHIN’ ON GEORGE DANTZIG! 

Why?  Because he’s the newest smartypants I’ve researched silly! Y’all probably know that George was an American mathematical scientist and Princeton professor who made important contributions to operations research, computer science, economics and statistics.  He was among the first to work at Mathematica which, frankly, not many people know about but I have a crush…

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November 10, 2021

File This Under Generous Princeton Pulitzer Prize Winners

ON BLOOMSDAY, june 16, 2021, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY’S UBER COOL PROFESSOR, Paul Muldoon WILL BE ZOOMING A 1 HOUR READING OF favorite passages and FORBIDDEN TEXTS FROM BLOOMSDAY BY James Joyce!!   (did you know Princeton’s own Sylvia Beach, owner of Shakespeare and Co., published the scandalous novel?  TRUE!)   She actually had to publish it…

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June 1, 2021

Today in 1920, sparks literally flew destroying Marquand Chapel and Dickinson Hall.     The destruction prompted the construction of the internationally famous Princeton Chapel. Did you know ….. The University Chapel the second-largest university chapel in the world? The organ inside has 109 stops and 8,000 pipes? The oak pews in the nave are made…

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May 14, 2021

Today, only in 1983, Brooke Shields …… yes, the media went wild to hear the starlet would be attending Princeton!

  Students at Princeton University were surprised to find a plethora of reporters that ask for their reaction to the admittance of Brooke Shields to the class of 1987. (It’s not unusual to see Brooke back on campus – especially during reunions!  Towns people remember her attending mass at St. Paul’s on the regular as…

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May 2, 2021

TODAY in Princeton History, the first same sex marriage was held in Princeton Chapel

  Yep, April 26, 1997, Mike Beer *95 and Jason Rudy ’97 became the first same-sex couple to marry in Princeton University Chapel. Amen (& Cheers) to that! Given that same sex marriage was not yet legal and Mr. Beer and Mr. Rudy were atheists, there was quite a bit of commotion on campus about…

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April 26, 2021

Today in Princeton History ….. the signature Princeton Orange color was officially recognized!!!!

On April 8, 1960, The Board of Trustees of Princeton University selected the color that would hereby be the official “Princeton orange.”  (Insiders know in 1866, George Ward, a member of the Class of 1869, proposed the color orange in reference to the Prince of Orange, William III of the House of Nassau. The first…

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April 8, 2021