New Jersey in History

Historical Events

  • 1664-03-12 New Jersey becomes an English colony
  • 1664-06-24 The colony of New Jersey is founded
  • 1673-03-18 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
  • 1758-08-29 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
  • 1766-11-10 The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • 1772-09-26 New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine

BattleBattle of Interest

1776-10-28 Battle of White Plains: George Washington retreats to New Jersey

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1780-06-23 American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township

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1781-01-01 1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey as part of the Pennsylvania (Continentals; Regiment) Mutiny of 1781.

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne

/flags/united statesConstitution of the United States

1787-12-18 New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify US constitution

  • 1789-11-20 New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
  • 1804-02-15 New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
  • 1806-01-30 The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.
  • 1815-02-06 New Jersey issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
  • 1831-09-15 The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1833-11-08 Train derails at Hightstown New Jersey; 2 die

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1838-01-11 First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • 1846-06-19 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1871-01-19 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
  • 1882-08-05 Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.

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1883-01-19 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1883-02-14 1st state labor union legislation; New Jersey legalizes unions
  • 1893-02-01 Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1904-01-05 -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • 1909-06-09 Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days
  • 1909-06-24 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood Golf Course, New Jersey
  • 1921-09-07 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
  • 1926-07-10 Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
  • 1927-11-13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • 1930-01-31 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1930-04-10 Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • 1931-10-24 George Washington Bridge linking New York City and New Jersey dedicated, opens the next day

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1932-03-01 The "Lindbergh kidnapping", 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey, found dead 12 May

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-05-12 Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey

  • 1935-06-11 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 1935-10-23 Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.
  • 1936-07-10 110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1940-10-30 Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1942-01-02 The United States Navy opens a blimp base at Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1942-07-18 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • 1946-01-10 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey

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1946-07-25 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1947-11-20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • 1949-09-06 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1955-04-19 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
  • 1956-04-26 First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964-12-09 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1971-11-24 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
  • 1972-06-01 Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
  • 1973-10-24 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike
  • 1976-09-01 New Jersey's Meadowlands racetrack opens

  • 1977-06-02 New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
  • 1981-10-04 Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
  • 1982-01-31 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • 1984-01-26 US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1987-01-05 Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey

Music releaseAlbum Release

1988-09-19 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 1989-01-23 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
  • 1992-04-21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • 1993-11-02 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey
  • 1994-04-27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • 1998-05-26 The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
  • 2000-06-10 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars 4-2
  • 2001-06-09 Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche defeat New Jersey Devils 4-3
  • 2001-09-18 First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 2001-10-09 Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack
  • 2002-05-31 The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.

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2002-06-12 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2002-06-12 56th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 0
  • 2003-06-09 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils defeat first time finalists Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3
  • 2003-06-15 57th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 2
  • 2004-08-12 New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey comes out publicly as a gay man.

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2007-09-21 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

  • 2008-01-08 New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.
  • 2012-06-11 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat New Jersey Devils in 6 games
  • 2012-10-29 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close
  • 2016-01-22 Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania
  • 2017-07-02 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie causes uproar by day at beach during his government's shutdown of beaches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-10-12 Long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey, worth at least $4m

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1661-11-28 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)

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1723-02-05 John Witherspoon, Scottish-American president of the College of New Jersey who signed the Declaration of Independence, born in Gifford, Scotland (d. 1794)

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • 1723-11-30 William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • 1726-02-15 Abraham Clark, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, American politician, signed Declaration of Independence
  • 1735-07-01 James Lyon, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1794)
  • 1736-07-06 Daniel Morgan, American soldier and politician (Battle of Cowpens, Whiskey Rebellion), born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey (d. 1802)
  • 1753-05-24 Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey

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1756-02-06 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1836)

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • 1775-07-25 Anna Symmes Harrison, 9th 1st lady (1841), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1779-01-05 Zebulon Pike, brigadier general and explorer (Pike's Peak), born in Lamington, New Jersey (d. 1813)

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1789-09-15 James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey

  • 1798-08-28 Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, U.S. Army (Union Navy), born in Monmouth County, New Jersey (d. 1863)
  • 1806-09-11 Joshua Blackwood Howell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1807-09-25 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • 1809-11-23 Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1891)
  • 1812-04-28 Daniel Henry Rucker, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Belleville, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • 1814-08-23 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore, born in NYC, New York (d. 1877)
  • 1817-01-15 Lewis Golding Arnold, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1871)
  • 1821-01-29 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, American General (Union Army), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1891)

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1821-07-24 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • 1822-04-07 Gershom Mott, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lamberton, New Jersey (d. 1884)
  • 1836-01-14 [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wantage Township, New Jersey (d. 1881)

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1837-03-18 Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President (1885-89, 1893-97), born in Caldwell, New Jersey (d. 1908)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1837-12-02 Charles Garrison Harker, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swedesboro, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1840-10-30 William G Sumner, US sociologist, political analyst, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • 1862-04-02 Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1931), educator (Columbia University President), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1947)
  • 1862-08-16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, American athlete and American football pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1965)

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1864-01-01 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1864-10-10 T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)

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1871-11-01 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1876-07-26 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1877-01-20 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1878-05-16 Taylor Holmes, American actor (Sleeping Beauty, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1959)
  • 1881-11-16 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1884-01-20 A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), born in Beverly, New Jersey (d. 1943)
  • 1884-10-14 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1962)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1885-01-11 Alice Paul, American suffragist (National Woman's Party), born in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey (d. 1977)

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul

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1886-12-06 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

  • 1887-12-06 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1889-01-23 Franklin Pangborn, American actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1891-03-06 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1891-06-13 Nell Craig, American actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1891-08-10 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1892-08-16 Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (Felix the Cat), born in Union City, New Jersey (d. 1983)
  • 1893-05-26 Norma Talmadge, American actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1893-08-22 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1894-02-01 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1894-06-23 Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (Kinsey Report), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1956)
  • 1896-02-07 Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1897-07-07 Anna Luther, American silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), born in New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1898-04-09 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • 1899-08-31 Paul E Garber, American founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1900-02-02 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1900-03-08 Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (Harvard Mark I computer), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1900-07-08 George Antheil, composer (Airplane Sonata), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1900-08-24 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 1970)
  • 1901-07-25 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1901-08-27 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1901-11-06 Juanita Hall, American actress (South Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in Keyport, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (The Grapes of Wrath, Curiosity Kills), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1903-04-17 Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, The Great McGinty), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1904-08-04 Theodore Newton, American actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire), born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1904-08-21 [William] Count Basie, jazz musician and band leader ( "One O'Clock Jump"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1905-08-31 Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-03-06 Lou Costello, American comedian and actor (The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1959)

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1906-03-20 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1906-04-25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-06-22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1906-09-15 Kathryn Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1906-11-17 Betty Bronson, American actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • 1908-10-23 Sally O'Neil, American actress (Beggar's Holiday, Moth), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1909-03-03 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1910-02-27 Joan Bennett, American actress (Little Women, Disraeli), born in Palisades, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1910-03-12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1910-03-24 Richard Conte, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1910-06-07 Marion Post Wolcott, New Jersey USA, depression era photographer
  • 1910-07-06 Dorothy Kirsten, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-08-12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1910-10-08 Kirk Alyn, American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1910-12-31 Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), born in Rigewood, New Jersey
  • 1911-05-09 Harry Simeone, choral director (Kate Smith Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1911-10-13 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1912-06-25 William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-01-31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1914-04-24 Ruth White, actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1914-09-14 Robert S. Dietz, Westfield New Jersey, American Geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961
  • 1914-11-08 Norman Lloyd, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1915-05-06 George Perle, composer (12 Tone Tonality), born in Bayonne, New Jersey

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1915-12-12 Frank Sinatra, American singer (Strangers in the Night, My Way) and actor (From Here to Eternity) known as 'old blue eyes', born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1998)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916-09-11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 1916-11-14 Sherwood Schwartz, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1917-04-03 Bill Finegan, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1917-07-22 H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1917-08-24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1917-08-25 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), born in Elberon, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1917-09-17 Lawrence Jacob, artist (Sanitarium), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 1918-01-29 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 1918-07-05 George Rochberg, composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1918-08-17 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, born in Newark. New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1919-01-23 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1902-08-16 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

HeartWedding of Interest

1910-12-31 Editor Maxwell Perkins (26) weds Louise Saunders at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey

HeartWedding of Interest

1924-06-24 American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller

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1924-12-11 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz (60) marries artist Georgia O'Keeffe (37) in Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz

HeartWedding of Interest

1929-05-27 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviator Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
Charles Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1996-09-07 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey
  • 1996-11-30 Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-12-16 Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-12-07 Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige (32) weds record producer Kendu Isaacs in Bergen County, New Jersey

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • 2004-06-20 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey
  • 2006-07-07 Three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (26) weds Michael Ward in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
  • 2009-08-15 Charmed actress Alyssa Milano (39) weds CAA agent David Bugliari in Bernardsville, New Jersey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2009-10-25 Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
  • 2013-08-03 Actor and model Kevin Zegers (28) weds talent agent Jaime Feld in New Jersey
  • 2014-11-29 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • 1779-06-16 Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts (b. 1712)
  • 1790-07-25 William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1794-11-15 John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • 1877-10-03 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 63
  • 2011-11-10 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)