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BOROUGH

Population:
14203 (2000 census)

County:
Mercer County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Princeton Theological Seminary
1812
Princeton University
1746

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Princeton Public Library
1909

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Rockwood Holdings
2000
Care Capital
2000
Covance
1997
NRG Energy
1989
The Gallup Organization
1958
Church & Dwight
1896

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Bainbridge
Military
7-May-1774 27-Jul-1833 Commodore, War of 1812
Jacob D. Beam
Diplomat
24-Mar-1908 16-Aug-1993 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1969-73
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Country Musician
21-Feb-1958   Never Had It So Good
Iris Chang
Author
28-Mar-1968 9-Nov-2004 The Rape of Nanking
Ford M. Fraker
Business
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Jessica Hecht
Actor
28-Jun-1965   Betsy Morgan on What About Joan
Peter R. Kann
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Dow Jones, 1991-2006
John McPhee
Author
8-Mar-1931   Annals of the Former World
Lyle Menendez
Criminal
10-Jan-1968   Killed parents with brother Erik
Paul V. Niemeyer
Judge
5-Apr-1941   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Daniel Pearl
Journalist
10-Oct-1963 21-Feb-2002 Murdered Wall Street Journal reporter
Paul Robeson
Singer
9-Apr-1898 23-Jan-1976 20th Century renaissance man
Michael Showalter
Comic
17-Jun-1970   The State
Jon Tenney
Actor
16-Dec-1961   Brooklyn South

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Milton Babbitt
Composer
10-May-1916 29-Jan-2011 Music for Synthesizer
Peter Benchley
Novelist
8-May-1940 11-Feb-2006 Jaws
W. Walton Butterworth
Diplomat
7-Sep-1903 31-Mar-1975 US Ambassador to Canada, 1962-68
John Chancellor
Journalist
14-Jul-1927 12-Jul-1996 NBC Nightly News anchor
Grover Cleveland
Head of State
18-Mar-1837 24-Jun-1908 22nd & 24th US President, 1885-89 & 1893-97
Robert H. Dicke
Physicist
6-May-1916 4-Mar-1997 Dicke radiometer
Henry van Dyke
Author
10-Nov-1852 10-Apr-1933 The Unknown Quantity
Jonathan Edwards
Religion
5-Oct-1703 22-Mar-1758 American Puritan theologian
Albert Einstein
Physicist
14-Mar-1879 18-Apr-1955 Theory of relativity
Robert Fagles
Translator
11-Sep-1933 26-Mar-2008 Translator of Greek literature
Kurt Gödel
Mathematician
28-Apr-1906 14-Jan-1978 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
Robert F. Goheen
Educator
15-Aug-1919 31-Mar-2008 President of Princeton University, 1957-72
Stephen M. Goldfeld
Economist
9-Aug-1940 25-Aug-1995 Council of Economic Advisers, 1980-81
Sebastian de Grazia
Author
11-Aug-1917 31-Dec-2000 Machiavelli in Hell
James Hillier
Physicist
22-Aug-1915 15-Jan-2007 Electron microscope
Edward C. Kendall
Scientist
8-Sep-1886 4-May-1972 Adrenocortical hormones
George F. Kennan
Diplomat
16-Feb-1904 17-Mar-2005 Architect of US policy of Soviet containment
Ashley Montagu
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1905 26-Nov-1999 The Natural Superiority of Women
Paul Elmer More
Scholar
12-Dec-1864 9-Mar-1937 Shelburne Essays
Oskar Morgenstern
Economist
24-Jan-1902 26-Jul-1977 Game theorist
John O'Hara
Author
31-Jan-1905 11-Apr-1970 Appointment in Samarra
Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist
22-Apr-1904 18-Feb-1967 Physicist, headed the Manhattan Project
Bohdan Paczynski
Astronomer
8-Feb-1940 19-Apr-2007 Gravitational microlensing
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
Henry Norris Russell
Astronomer
25-Oct-1877 18-Feb-1957 Giant stars and dwarfs
William Schreyer
Business
13-Jan-1928 22-Jan-2011 CEO of Merrill Lynch, 1984-92
Roger Sessions
Composer
28-Dec-1896 16-Mar-1985 Concerto for Orchestra
Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
Astronomer
26-Jun-1914 31-Mar-1997 Father of space telescopes
Immanuel Velikovsky
Author
10-Jun-1895 17-Nov-1979 Worlds in Collision
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity
Vladimir Zworykin
Inventor
30-Jul-1889 29-Jul-1982 Patented color televison



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