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History of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

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  • 1854 - Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, a village of Atlantic co., New Jersey, the S. E. terminus of the new railroad connecting Camden with Absecom Beach. It contains as yet ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - June 26, 1870: The first boardwalk in the world was completed at the resort town of Atlantic City, NJ

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 26, 1870

  • News 1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...At Atlantic City water pitchers were overturned in the hotels, and in several instances furniture was thrown down and globes shaken form...Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - BIG FIRE IN ATLANTIC CITY. THE CITY HALL, OPERA HOUSE, AND OTHER PROPERTY BURNED.
    Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 17. - The business portion of Atlantic City narrowly escaped destruction by fire at an early hour today. The fire...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - While Two Hundred Were Injured Not One Was Killed. Accident At Atlantic City. A Miracle that There Was Not a Wholesale Slaughter.
    Only One of the Injured in Danger of Death-A Rotten Wooden Pillar the Cause of the Catastrophe-Some Curious Incidents-The Collapse as Seen by an Eye...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, a pleasure- and health-resort of Atlantic co., N.J., 60 miles S.E. of Philadelphia, and on the Atlantic Ocean, is on a narrow sandy...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - June 18 - 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ

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  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
    View of Hotel Dennis and Blenheim, Atlantic City, N.J.
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  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
    View of Boardwalk and Beach
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  • News 1902 - FIRE RAVAGES ATLANTIC CITY - A Dozen Hotels and Over a Score of Small Buildings Gone LOSS MAY EXCEED $1,000,000
    Crowd Cut Off by Flames on Pier Rescued by Boats
    Firemen and Engines Sent from Philadelphia and Camden — Troops and Police Guard Burned Area — Many...Read MORE...


  • 1904 - June 6 - National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ

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  • 1916
    Atlantic City, a city and pleasure- and health-resort of Atlantic co., N.J., 60 miles SE. of Philadelphia and on the Atlantic Ocean, is on a narrow...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - May 3 - America's 1st passenger flight (NY-Atlantic City)

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  • 1921 - September 7 - In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

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  • News 1924 - BEACH HOTEL BURNS. LOSS OF $1,500,000 AT ATLANTIC CITY - TWO PERISH.
    Atlantic City, N. J., Nov. 18. - With a toll of two known dead, and four missing, fire which destroyed the Bothwell Hotel and its annex, formerly the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1928 - Three Buildings Burned in Atlantic City Blaze
    Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 29. - (AP) - Unable to state definitely the total damage resulting from the boardwalk conflagration here early this...Read MORE...


  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
    Auditorium and Convention Hall, Atlantic City
    Postcard
  • News 1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
    ...In Atlantic City, N. J., the weather bureau reported wind velocity of 65 miles an hour. A report stated Atlantic City's famous Steel Pier was...Read MORE...


  • News 1946 - July 25 - At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 25, 1946

  • 1978 - May 26 - 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City

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View of Hotel Dennis and Blenheim, Atlantic City, N.J.
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View of Boardwalk and Beach
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  • 1854 - Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, a village of Atlantic co., New Jersey, the S. E. terminus of the new railroad connecting Camden with Absecom Beach. It contains as yet ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - June 26, 1870: The first boardwalk in the world was completed at the resort town of Atlantic City, NJ

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 26, 1870
  • News  1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...At Atlantic City water pitchers were overturned in the hotels, and in several instances furniture was thrown down and globes shaken form... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - BIG FIRE IN ATLANTIC CITY. THE CITY HALL, OPERA HOUSE, AND OTHER PROPERTY BURNED.
    Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 17. - The business portion of Atlantic City narrowly escaped destruction by fire at an early hour today. The fire... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, a pleasure- and health-resort of Atlantic co., N.J., 60 miles S.E. of Philadelphia, and on the Atlantic Ocean, is on a narrow sandy... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - While Two Hundred Were Injured Not One Was Killed. Accident At Atlantic City. A Miracle that There Was Not a Wholesale Slaughter.
    Only One of the Injured in Danger of Death-A Rotten Wooden Pillar the Cause of the Catastrophe-Some Curious Incidents-The Collapse as Seen by an Eye... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - June 18 - 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ

    historyorb.com
  • News  1902 - FIRE RAVAGES ATLANTIC CITY - A Dozen Hotels and Over a Score of Small Buildings Gone LOSS MAY EXCEED $1,000,000
    Crowd Cut Off by Flames on Pier Rescued by Boats
    Firemen and Engines Sent from Philadelphia and Camden — Troops and Police Guard Burned Area — Many... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - June 6 - National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ

    historyorb.com
  • 1916
    Atlantic City, a city and pleasure- and health-resort of Atlantic co., N.J., 60 miles SE. of Philadelphia and on the Atlantic Ocean, is on a narrow... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - May 3 - America's 1st passenger flight (NY-Atlantic City)

    historyorb.com
  • 1921 - September 7 - In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

    historyorb.com
  • News  1924 - BEACH HOTEL BURNS. LOSS OF $1,500,000 AT ATLANTIC CITY - TWO PERISH.
    Atlantic City, N. J., Nov. 18. - With a toll of two known dead, and four missing, fire which destroyed the Bothwell Hotel and its annex, formerly the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1928 - Three Buildings Burned in Atlantic City Blaze
    Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 29. - (AP) - Unable to state definitely the total damage resulting from the boardwalk conflagration here early this... Read MORE...

  • News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
    ...In Atlantic City, N. J., the weather bureau reported wind velocity of 65 miles an hour. A report stated Atlantic City's famous Steel Pier was... Read MORE...

  • News  1946 - July 25 - At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 25, 1946
  • 1978 - May 26 - 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City

    historyorb.com

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