Princeton WannaBe Blog
I'm not a real historian. I didn't grow up in Princeton. I don't have an Ivy League education.
I'm a total Princeton WannaBe.
Still, I gush about loving the heart of Princeton as much as I can!
Usually, my TODAY ONLY FOREVER AGO posts take a cool person, place or thing and link it back to Princeton so you have an I KNOW moment.
Here you go::
TODAY ONLY FOREVER AGO:
STAR WARS, the movie, opened
(Harrison Ford DID visit Princeton, ALMOST bought a house and, yes, the family that inspired the movie lived in Princeton TRUE! )
Babe Ruth hit his last home run
(Ruth Cleveland, the daughter of Grover Cleveland is buried in Princeton and the namesake for the famous candy bar! TRUE! It's hotly debated but most history books say Ruth is the namesake.)
JFK asked Congress to support the space program
(JFK attended Princeton and when Pete Conrad walked on the moon, he took an American flag and a Princeton University flag! He got in TONS of trouble with NASA. TRUE!)
A dude was buried in his Corvette!
(I have no idea if he has a connection to Princeton but it's enough for me because having yourself buried in a car is SO FLIPPIN' ORIGINAL he should have been given an honorary degree from Princeton!)
(I know, you're an original source kinda town so here you go!:
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