In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, President Taft is visiting, fire ravages the campus, and more.
May 11, 1912—U.S. President William Howard Taft is the guest of John Grier Hibben at Prospect House on campus, having come to celebrate Hibben’s inauguration as president of Princeton University. (Video here.)
May 12, 1982—Talk radio host and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer speaks to an overflow crowd at the Woodrow Wilson School.
May 13, 1990—Over 100 students wearing black armbands begin a 24-hour fast. The event, sponsored by Princeton Students for Chinese Democracy, commemorates the first anniversary of the hunger strike that resulted in the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
May 14, 1920—Fire destroys Marquand Chapel and Dickinson Hall.
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