Looking Back Princeton ~ The Way It Was

15 April, 1987 (~estimated)


April 1977

Cleanup begins with removal of rubble remaining after the January 21 fire that razed the Benson Building at the corner of Witherspoon and Spring streets.
Gusty winds capsize many Sunfish and Laser sailboats as the Carnegie Sailing Club opens its season on a blustery day.


April 1962

The N. J. Department of Education warns high school students that lung cancer caused by smoking is now by far the leading cause of cancer deaths in men.
Fire companies from seven municipalities combine forces in an all-day effort to subdue a wind-driven fire sweeping from Carter Road to Province Line Road, after jumping Cleveland Road.
The Institute for Defense Analysis announces that it has accepted Princeton University into its membership.

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