In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Woodrow Wilson refuses to have a ball, Princeton students fight to get into a class about married life, and more.
January 19, 1895—Marshall P. Wilder, the first comedian with a disability, performs at the Second Presbyterian Church in Princeton, with College of New Jersey (Princeton University) students in the audience.
January 20, 1913—At the request of president-elect Woodrow Wilson (formerly president of Princeton University), Washington’s Inaugural Committee cancels the Inaugural Ball.
January 21, 1905—Geography Professor William Libbey leaves Princeton for Colon, where he will have a look at the excavation of the Panama Canal.
January 22, 1953—Registration for Princeton University’s “A Course on Marriage and Family Life” fills up in a few hours, with enrollment capped at 250 and restricted to seniors only.
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