In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, debates over fallout shelters are taking place, Henry Fairfax makes his last deliveries, and more.
February 12, 1962—The Fallout Shelter Committee presents its recommendations to Princeton University president Robert Goheen, provoking debate over the school’s responsibilities to local residents and visitors in the event of a nuclear attack.
February 14, 1817—The Lexington, Kentucky Western Monitor makes note of “a very serious rebellion” at the College of New Jersey (Princeton).
February 16, 1987—The Daily Princetonian reveals the identity of “Henry Fairfax,” ending roughly a decade of tradition.
February 18, 1874—A thief steals three gold watches and “a considerable sum of money” from the gymnasium’s dressing room, shocking students with the boldness of the crime.
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