In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Princetonian takes over the function of the Bulletin Elm, the baseball team plays its first game, and more.
April 15, 1975—Two students receive a letter offering admission to Princeton in error on or about this day. Though the students were supposed to be rejected, Princeton will honor the acceptance if they choose to attend.
April 18, 1917—Two Curtiss biplanes arrive on campus for the Princeton Flying Corps to use in military training, but the hangars are not yet finished. Students will have to complete construction themselves by the end of the month.
April 19, 1862—In their first game against one another, the Nassau (College of New Jersey, Princeton) Club baseball team defeats Princeton Theological Seminary’s team 45-to-13 in six innings.
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