In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a sitting U.S. president gets a warm welcome, women’s field hockey has its first game, and more.
September 26, 1879—The Princetonian reports, “We greet Murray Hall as it rises above ground.”
September 28, 1836—Future U.S. president William Henry Harrison visits Princeton. The Princeton Whig later sums up the occasion: “He was handsomely received and cordially welcomed by a vast assemblage of citizens from the surrounding country for many miles, who pressed forward to grasp the hand of their distinguished guest and country’s defender.”
September 30, 2005—U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s keynote address for the Woodrow Wilson School’s 75th anniversary celebration draws protesters. She says, “it cannot be denied that we are standing at an extraordinary moment in history.”
October 1, 1971—The women’s field hockey team plays its first game ever.
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