New Jersey

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  • new jerseys first permanent town

    new jerseys first permanent town
    Bergen was new jersey first town that was permanent.it was where now is Jersey City and Hoboken.
  • British take control

    British take control
    British took control from dutch in new jersey. they divide the land between Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkley
  • Rutgers University

    Rutgers University
  • Revolution

    Revolution
    new jersey in 1776 declared itself as an independent state and joined the colonial side.
  • U.S Constitution

    U.S Constitution
    In 1787, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the first state to sign the Bill of Rights. In 1790, Trenton officially became the state capital of New Jersey. William Livingston became New Jersey's first state governor.
  • bill of rights

    bill of rights
    New Jersey is the first state to sign the Bill of Rights.
  • duel to the "death"

    duel to the "death"
    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr have a famous duel in Weehawken had a strong dislike of one another for several years prior to the duel. Tensions reached a boiling point
  • Ferry in new jersey

    Ferry in  new jersey
    the first ferry service U.S opens between Hoboken and Manhattan
  • New Jersey adopts the second state constitution

    New Jersey adopts the second state constitution
    This was during the beginning part of the revolutionary war against Britain for our independents
  • The first nearly complete dinosaur fossil is found in Haddonfield

    The first nearly complete dinosaur fossil is found in Haddonfield
    fossil hobbyist William Parker Foulke was vacationing in Haddonfield, New Jersey, when he heard that twenty years previous, workers had found gigantic bones in a local marl pit. Foulke spent the late summer and fall directing a crew of hired diggers shin deep in gray slime. Eventually he found the bones (above, right) of an animal larger than an elephant with structural features of both a lizard and a bird.
  • Edison invents a practical incandescent lamp

    Edison invents a practical incandescent lamp
    Inventor Thomas Edison of Menlo Park, New Jersey first patented his carbon-filament lamp on 1 November 1879. His laboratory first produced promising results for this electrical lamp on 21 October 1879; a glowing carbonized thread which lasted for more than fourteen.
  • The first amusement pier

    The first amusement pier
    The first amusement pier over the ocean is built in Atlantic City
  • new jersey gets light

    new jersey gets light
    Roselle is the first U.S. town to be lighted by electricity
  • new jersey governor becomes president

    new jersey governor becomes president
    New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson is elected President of the U.S.
  • American ships get sunk

    American ships get sunk
    A German U-boat sinks six American ships off the coast of New Jersey
  • The first Miss America Pageant

    The first Miss America Pageant
  • The first drive-in movie theater

    The first drive-in movie theater
    The first drive-in movie theater in the U.S. opens in Camden
  • The U.S.S. New Jersey battleship

    The U.S.S. New Jersey battleship
    The U.S.S. New Jersey battleship is put into active service
  • second African American to play Major League Baseball

    second African American to play Major League Baseball
    second African American to play Major League Baseball Larry Doby, from Paterson
  • The New Jersey Turnpike opens

    The New Jersey Turnpike opens
  • The first New Jersey State Little League Baseball Tournament is played

    The first New Jersey State Little League Baseball Tournament is played
    Four teams qualify for the New Jersey state tournament, including two teams from Northern Jersey, one from Central Jersey, and one from South Jersey. In recent years, the tournament has used either a double-elimination format or a round-robin schedule that is followed by a winner-take-all championship game.
  • ski board

    ski board
    Snowboarding pioneer Tom Sims of Haddonfield creates the "ski board," an early version of the snowboard
  • New Jersey's first female governor

    New Jersey's first female governor
    Christine Todd Whitman is elected New Jersey's first female governor
  • The New Jersey Devils win the Stanley cup

    The New Jersey Devils win the Stanley cup
    The New Jersey Devils win the Stanley cup, becoming the first New Jersey team to win a major league professional sports championship
  • New Jersey population

    New Jersey population
    The New Jersey population in the 2000 is 8,414,350
  • battle ship is now a museum

    battle ship is now a museum
    The U.S.S. New Jersey battleship becomes a museum
  • New Jersey preserves a record

    New Jersey preserves a record
    New Jersey preserves a record 20,000 acres of farmland
  • A beluga whale

    A beluga whale
    A beluga whale swims up the Delaware River to Trenton; more than 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
  • New Jersey Supreme Court

    New Jersey Supreme Court
    New Jersey Supreme Court rules on gay couple’s issues; are entitled to the same legal rights and financial benefits as heterosexual couples.
  • first person to view a supernova

    first person to view a supernova
    first person to view a supernova,a star in the act of exploding Princeton astronomer, Alicia Soderberg