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New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...
Timeline of Events
1664
3.12.1664
New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
6.24.1664
The colony of New Jersey is founded.
1673
3.18.1673
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
1766
11.10.1766
The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
1777
1.2.1777
American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
1783
11.30.1783
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
1787
12.18.1787
New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1789
11.20.1789
New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1815
2.6.1815
New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
1831
9.15.1831
The locomotive ''John Bull'' operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
1927
11.13.1927
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
1931
10.1.1931
The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
1932
8.24.1932
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1934
9.8.1934
Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 135 people.
1950
5.19.1950
A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
1955
4.19.1955
The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
1956
4.26.1956
First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
6.20.1956
A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
1998
5.26.1998
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
2001
9.18.2001
First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
10.9.2001
Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
2004
8.12.2004
New Jersey Governor James McGreevey comes out publicly as gay and would resign from office the following November.