In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a graduate becomes governor of Georgia, the first gymnasium opens, and more.
January 8, 1999—Six cases of alcohol poisoning and other incidents attendant to the event will lead University President Harold Shapiro to ban the Nude Olympics, which occur for the last time at Princeton on this night.
January 10, 1967—Princeton’s Draft Information Center opens. The Center will help students who object to fighting in Vietnam understand the options they have available to them to avoid the draft.
January 12, 1877—Alfred H. Colquitt (Class of 1844), a former Confederate general and an opponent of Reconstruction, is inaugurated governor of Georgia.
January 13, 1870—The College of New Jersey formally opens its gymnasium with lectures, prayers, and a gymnastic demonstration.
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