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On October 17 of 1888
Thomas Edison files a patent for the first movie projector, the “Optical Phonograph,” which projects images less than one inch wide across a screen.
On October 16 of 1935
Governor Harold G. Hoffman visits and interviews convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann in his cell at the Trenton State Prison.
On October 15 of 1928
The German airship Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst
New! The New Jersey 2017 Election: What's It All About?
Three sessions of lectures and discussion on the issues, candidates and impact of the 2017 gubernatorial election offered by the Princeton Adult School
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Feigenspan's brewery began operating in Newark in 1875, with its logo "P.O.N." (Pride Of Newark), and was bought in 1943 by P. Ballantine and Sons. Image: New York Public Library Digital Collections
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Four horse-drawn fire engines gallop on snow-covered street to fire in Newark in 1896 film shot by Thomas Edison Inc.
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