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Encyclopedia > Order of the Bull's Blood

For the Hungarian red wine called Bull’s Blood, see Egri Bikavér . Egri Bikavér (Bulls Blood) is one of the most reputed and traditional Hungarian wines besides the Tokaji wines. ...


Order of the Bull's Blood (also known as Lodge 443) is a secret society at Rutgers University, allegedly established in 1834[citation needed] by Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, William A. Newell, John Parker and Cortlandt Parker and Joseph P. Bradley[citation needed]. It is the oldest currently active secret society at Rutgers, dating several years before the incarnation of the first fraternities at the University. In the Spring of each year, twelve members of the junior class are chosen, or "tapped," by the outgoing members from the senior class of the Order and are tied to a series of continuing pranks at Rutgers and at historic rival Princeton University, including allegedly being involved in the 1875 theft of a cannon at Princeton—an event (and the ensuing debate between the two university presidents) reported in nationwide newspapers—and an unsuccessful repeat attempt in 1946.[citation needed] With Cap and Skull's recent policy of publicizing membership, Bull's Blood is currently the only active and fully undisclosed assemblage of students at Rutgers University. For the Europe album, see Secret Society (Europe album). ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (August 4, 1817–May 20, 1885) was a member of the United States Senate from New Jersey and a United States Secretary of State. ... William Augustus Newell (September 5, 1817 - August 8, 1901), was a physician, a three-term Congressman, and the Governor of New Jersey from 1857 to 1860, and of the Washington Territory from 1880-1884. ... The name John Parker may refer to John Parker, an American judge who served at the Nuremberg Trials John Parker of South Carolina, a member of the Continental Congress (1786-1788) John Parker, Presidential Candidate (2004) of the Workers World Party John Parker, (1906-1987) British politician, Labour MP for... Joseph Philo Bradley (March 14, 1813-January 22, 1892), was an American jurist. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... In the dark of night on 25 April 1875 a group of ten sophomores from Rutgers College (now Rutgers University) in New Brunswick, New Jersey travelled sixteen miles south to the campus of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in Princeton, New Jersey and stole a cannon in... Cap and Skull is a senior-year honor society at Rutgers University, founded on January 18, 1900. ...


History

The actual existence of this society is highly questionable and most likely a hoax. (See Ken Serrano. "Informer in McGuire Case Can Spin the Stories", Home News Tribune Online, 17 July 2007. Retrieved on December 5, 2007. ": "An investment banker, a singer, an enforcer for the mob who had to show a 'guy the business end of a (pool) cue,' and a wounded war veteran with connections to the Irish Republican Army, Christopher Thieme ["ExplorerCDT" -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ExplorerCDT] had some stories to share. [...] Thieme, 27, a Rutgers alumnus, was sentenced to seven years in prison in April for a 2004 pool-cue beating of a 22-year-old woman, not a guy, in Thieme's apartment on Richmond Street in New Brunswick. [...] While in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick awaiting placement in state prison, Thieme also contacted the FBI, saying he had information about a terrorist attack planned for May 14 or 16. He furnished agents with 'singular and specific information,' according to the court papers. And he had plenty of information about his supposed affiliation with organized crime families. Superior Court Judge Jane Cantor said at his sentencing hearing in April that she believed Thieme had emotional problems. And his father said his son's situation is 'very sad,' that Thieme has never held a steady job and was troubled, according to the state's motion papers.[...] Aside from Thieme's conviction, he has been suspected in other minor crimes, such as vandalizing Princeton University property by painting different campus ornaments and buildings red. According to the court papers, Thieme admitted to a detective on July 5 that he participated in the vandalism, claiming to be part of a secret society at Rutgers University called 'the Order of the Bulls Blood.' The secret society, according to Thieme, is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the Rutgers University name and reputation.)"  is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


See also

“Rutgers” redirects here. ... Rutgers University hosts over 700 student organizations, covering a wide range of interests. ... There are numerous collegiate secret societies at American and Canadian colleges and universities. ...

External links

  • What Makes an Honorable Society? Compares Bull's Blood to Cap and Skull on page 16.
  • Degenerate Society A Rutgers Journalist reflects on his being tapped into the Bull's Blood.

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