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This Week in Princeton History for October 31-November 6

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the football team scores a historic win, the campus mourns a favorite squirrel, and more.

November 1, 1877—The Princetonian complains that everyone is annoyed “by the too boisterous singing of Freshmen” on the north end of campus.

November 3, 1888—In one of their highest scoring games in history, Princeton’s football team defeats Johns Hopkins University 104-0.

The College of New Jersey (Princeton) football team, 1888. Photo from 1891 Bric-a-Brac.

November 4, 1935—The funeral planned for a beloved campus squirrel has been postponed because the body is missing.


November 5, 1989—Princeton University puts bins in each dorm room to promote recycling on campus.

Photo from the Daily Princetonian.

For last week’s installment in this series, click here.

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