In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a member of the Class of 1922 tries to avert nuclear war, a brawl breaks out in chapel, and more.
October 24, 1914—Princeton University plays its first game in the newly constructed Palmer Stadium, defeating Dartmouth 16-12.
October 25, 1962—U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson ’22 confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin about a stockpile of missiles in Cuba. Zorin’s refusal to answer brings America to the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
October 28, 1876—Several freshmen bring canes to chapel and a brawl ensues as sophomores tackle the freshmen and steal the canes.
October 29, 1928—The Hoover Club sponsors a showing of a motion picture about the life of Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover in McCosh 28.
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