This Week in Princeton History for July 3-9

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a court ruling forces two eating clubs to accept women, a Yugoslavian king is on campus, and more.

July 3, 1990—The New Jersey Supreme Court rules in Frank v. Ivy Club that the last two male-only eating clubs at Princeton must admit women. Sally Frank ’80 initially filed her suit in 1979. The Princeton University Archives holds two collections documenting this case: those of Frank’s co-counsel and a general collection of materials related to the case.

Photo from 1990 Bric-a-Brac. At the time of the Bric-a-Brac‘s publication, Frank’s legal battles were ongoing.

July 4, 1783—In celebration of the National Jubilee, the Whig and Cliosophic Societies appoint students to speak for them before the public for the first time. They address the Continental Congress on “The Superiority of Republican Government over Any Other Form.”

July 5, 2005—David Madden ’03 begins a 20-game winning streak on Jeopardy that will ultimately net him a prize of $430,400, the second-highest total in the history of the game show.

Photo from Daily Princetonian.

July 7, 1942—The exiled King Peter of Yugoslavia tours the Princeton campus.

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