This Week in Princeton History for March 21-27

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a fugitive steals a professor’s car to make his getaway, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel makes a big splash, and more.

March 22, 1980—About 45 Princeton students join 30,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. at an anti-draft rally.

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Princeton’s banner at the Washington anti-draft rally, March 22, 1980. Photo from the Daily Princetonian.

March 24, 1973—A prison escapee drives away in English professor John V. Fleming’s car.

March 25, 1993—Due to a power outage in Firestone Library, several departments offer blanket extensions for submission of junior papers and senior theses.

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Photo from the Daily Princetonian.

March 26, 1920—F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel, This Side of Paradise, is published. All 3,000 copies sell out in three days.

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