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History of New Jersey, USA

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New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.

New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.

New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.

The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.

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  • 1776 - New Jersey adopted first state constitution; George Washington crossed Delaware River from Pennsylvania in surprise attack on British; Washington defeated British at Battle of Trenton

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

  • 1776 - State laws in New Jersey allow women to vote.

    Stories from the Revolution, www.nps.gov

  • 1787 - New Jersey became third U.S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

  • 1790 - Trenton declared state capital; New Jersey first state to sign Bill of Rights

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

  • 1807 - New Jersey restricts the right to vote to white men.

    Stories from the Revolution, www.nps.gov

  • News 1854 - April 16 – The United States packet ship Powhattan is wrecked off the New Jersey shore with more than 200 + victims.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 16, 1854

  • 1858 - Dinosaur Fossil Found
    The first nearly complete dinosaur fossil is found in Haddonfield, New Jersery.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ new-jersey.html

  • News 1879 - December 31 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 31, 1879

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    Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
    Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

    Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - New Jersey
    New Jersey, jer'zee, one of the Atlantic states of the American Union, bounded N. and N.E. by New York, E. by New York and the Atlantic, S. by the Atl...Read MORE...


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    Hotel Beechwood, Summit, New Jersey
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    Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey(1910)
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    West Main Ave., Passaic, New Jersey (1910)
  • News 1918 - October 4 - The T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in New Jersey kills 100+ and destroys enough ammunition to supply the Western Front for 6 months.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 4, 1918

  • News 1923 - September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), takes to the sky for the first time.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 4, 1923

  • News 1926 - July 10 - A lightning bolt struck an ammunition magazine in northern New Jersey, and a big red ball of fire leaped into the air triggering a series of explosions.
    All buildings within a half mile radius were destroyed, and debris fell as far as twenty-two miles away. Sixteen persons were killed, and property dam...Read MORE...


  • News 1927 - November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 12, 1927

  • News 1931 - October 18 - Thomas Edison dies in West Orange, New Jersey, USA

    October 18, 1931

  • News 1933 - October 17 – Scientist Albert Einstein arrives in the United States where he settles permanently as a refugee from Nazi Germany and takes up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 17, 1933

  • News 1934 - September 8 – Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner S.S. Morro Castle kills 134 people.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 8, 1934

  • News 1935 - January 3 – The trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., begins in Flemington, New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 3, 1935

  • 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
    In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 cre...Read MORE...


  • 1938 - Orson Welles produced War of the World radio broadcast resulting in widespread panic

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

  • 1951 - New Jersey Turnpike opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm



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Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs.... Read MORE...



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Hotel Beechwood, Summit, New Jersey

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Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey(1910)

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West Main Ave., Passaic, New Jersey (1910)
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  • 1776 - New Jersey adopted first state constitution; George Washington crossed Delaware River from Pennsylvania in surprise attack on British; Washington defeated British at Battle of Trenton

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 1776 - State laws in New Jersey allow women to vote.

    Stories from the Revolution, www.nps.gov
  • 1787 - New Jersey became third U.S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 1790 - Trenton declared state capital; New Jersey first state to sign Bill of Rights

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 1807 - New Jersey restricts the right to vote to white men.

    Stories from the Revolution, www.nps.gov
  • News  1854 - April 16 – The United States packet ship Powhattan is wrecked off the New Jersey shore with more than 200 + victims.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 16, 1854
  • 1858 - Dinosaur Fossil Found
    The first nearly complete dinosaur fossil is found in Haddonfield, New Jersery.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ new-jersey.html
  • News  1879 - December 31 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 31, 1879
  • 1895 - New Jersey
    New Jersey, jer'zee, one of the Atlantic states of the American Union, bounded N. and N.E. by New York, E. by New York and the Atlantic, S. by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1918 - October 4 - The T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in New Jersey kills 100+ and destroys enough ammunition to supply the Western Front for 6 months.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 4, 1918
  • News  1923 - September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), takes to the sky for the first time.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 4, 1923
  • News  1926 - July 10 - A lightning bolt struck an ammunition magazine in northern New Jersey, and a big red ball of fire leaped into the air triggering a series of explosions.
    All buildings within a half mile radius were destroyed, and debris fell as far as twenty-two miles away. Sixteen persons were killed, and property... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 12, 1927
  • News  1931 - October 18 - Thomas Edison dies in West Orange, New Jersey, USA
    October 18, 1931
  • News  1933 - October 17 – Scientist Albert Einstein arrives in the United States where he settles permanently as a refugee from Nazi Germany and takes up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 17, 1933
  • News  1934 - September 8 – Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner S.S. Morro Castle kills 134 people.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 8, 1934
  • News  1935 - January 3 – The trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., begins in Flemington, New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 3, 1935
  • 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
    In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61... Read MORE...

  • 1938 - Orson Welles produced War of the World radio broadcast resulting in widespread panic

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 1951 - New Jersey Turnpike opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

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