This Week in Princeton History for October 23-29

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the World Series puts two former roommates at odds, a stolen item is recovered, and more.

October 24, 1947—In response to widespread criticism of the idea as not in keeping with the spirit of the nation’s food conservation program, the Princeton Tiger calls off its scheduled milk-drinking competition against the chorus girls of New York’s Copacabana Club.

October 25, 1888—Professor Allan Marquand invites “such graduate students as may desire to pursue a course of study in Greek Architecture” to his home this evening.

October 26, 1997—Game Seven of baseball’s World Series pits the employers of two former Princeton roommates against one another: Bob Reif ’89, Vice President of Integrated Marketing for Huizenga Properties (including the Florida Marlins), and Mark Shapiro ’89, Director of Player Development for the Cleveland Indians.

October 28, 1914—Two alumni find a page stolen from the Cleveland Memorial Tower visitor’s book in the front seat of a car in a garage in Trenton. The first signature is William Howard Taft’s from a previous visit to campus, and several members of the Cleveland family have also signed the page. A reward of one hundred dollars for information leading to the apprehension of the culprits is still outstanding.

The stolen first page of the Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Log, Vol. 1. If you look closely, you can see the seam where it was reattached to the book. Cleveland Memorial Tower Visitor Logs (AC303).

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