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 1903 casts his vote, students burn the American flag in protest, and more.
November 7, 1955—Today’s issue of Life features Princeton mascot Michael A. Briggs ’57.
November 8, 1910—George T. Scott, Class of 1903, votes in Readington, New Jersey, for gubernatorial candidate Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879.
November 9, 1989—Two students burn the American flag on Cannon Green in protest of a federal law banning flag burning. Local police and University officials decline to prosecute or pursue disciplinary action.
November 12, 1877—Edward Floyd Crosby, Class of 1881, is knocked unconscious during football practice and remains unresponsive for several hours and delirious for several days. While the campus keeps vigil for Crosby, no bells ring in Nassau Hall and the walking paths are covered in bark to dampen the noise of passersby. He is ultimately forced to leave school due to his injuries.
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