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  2. Princeton confers its first honorary degree on a Native American, Kevin Gover ’78, a Pawnee/Comanche Shirley M. Tilghman named 19th president of Princeton 1996 250th anniversary celebrated 1994 Center for Jewish Life is established 1982 System of residential colleges established 1971

  3. History of Princeton University Princeton University was founded in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, shortly before moving into the newly built Nassau Hall in Princeton. In 1783, for about four months Nassau Hall hosted the United States Congress, and many of the students went on to become leaders of the young republic.

  4. Phone: (609) 258-3000 Princeton University History Chartered in 1746, and known as the College of New Jersey until 1896, it was British North America's fourth college. The College of New Jersey was relocated to Princeton in 1756. In 1896, the college achieved University status and was officially renamed Princeton University.

  5. It was founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, making it the fourth oldest institution of higher education in the United States. © Michael Levy It was in Princeton’s Nassau Hall in 1783 that General George Washington received the formal thanks of the Continental Congress for his conduct of the American Revolution.

  6. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. [9] [10] [a] The institution moved to Newark in 1747, and then to the current site nine years later.

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