In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Ulysses S Grant visits the campus, women take classes for the first time, and more.
June 27, 1871—Sitting U.S. President Ulysses S Grant visits the College of New Jersey (Princeton) for the first time.
June 29, 1942—For the first time ever, a class at Princeton University has female students present.
July 1, 2001—The Department of Romance Languages splits into two, the Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
July 3, 1836—The “Princeton Blues” return the “big cannon” to Princeton from New Brunswick, an event that will become the origins of the Princeton-Rutgers “cannon wars.”
For last week’s installment in this series, click here.
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