In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Baker Memorial Rink opens, the status of graduate alumni is in dispute, and more.
January 1, 1891—Students gather to ring in the new year, but become so absorbed in their recreational activities that they mostly fail to notice that midnight has come and gone. Undeterred from their original plan, they march through town in the early hours of the morning and wake residents with loud singing and horn blasts.
January 3, 1777—George Washington and the Continental Army defeat the British at the Battle of Princeton.
January 5, 1923—Baker Memorial Rink opens with Princeton’s hockey team scoring a 3-to-2 victory over St. Nicholas.
January 7, 1907—Prominent Trustee Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877) writes to Princeton University Secretary Charles McAlpin to insist that graduate alumni should be included in alumni directories in spite of McAlpin’s protests, “since they are as much Princeton men as anyone else.”
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