In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a sophomore travels to Washington to call his family in Togo, bicycles are banned on town streets, and more.
January 10, 1912—In response to an article by William Bayard Hale in The World’s Work that claimed to reveal the “inside story” of Princeton, the Princeton Alumni Weekly writes, “We are not informed whether Mr. Hale has ever visited Princeton, but we guess he must have been a passenger in the aeroplane that hovered over the Harvard-Princeton football game, and that he got his ‘inside story’ of our ancient university steeped in sumptuous luxury from a distant view of Nassau Hall and the Holder Tower.”
January 13, 1963—Having received word that his father, Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio, has been assassinated in the Togolese coup d’état, Elpido Fernando Olympio ’65 leaves Princeton for Togo’s embassy in Washington, in order to contact his family. Upon discussing the situation with his mother, he chooses to remain in Princeton for his final exams.
January 16, 1880—A newly-passed local ordinance prohibits the riding of bicycles in Princeton’s streets.
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