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On August 21 of 1957
After service during the Korean War, the Battleship USS New Jersey is decommissioned. It would later be re-commissioned , however, for service in the Vietnam War and the Middle East.
On August 20 of 1923
The first American-built rigid airship, the US Navy's 'Shenandoah,' is launched in Lakehurst, and begins its maiden voyage from the same location on September 4. On September 3, 1925, the ship crashed in a storm over rural Ohio while on a publicity tour, killing 14 on board and destroying the ship.
On August 19 of 1779
In the Battle of Paulus Hook, Continental forces commanded by Major 'Light Horse' Harry Lee launch a successful raid after dark on British troops encamped in a fort in what is now downtown Jersey City.
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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.
Announcement of execution on April 3, 1936, at Trenton State Prison of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, convicted of kidnapping of infant son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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