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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 secretly visits and interviews convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann in his cell at the Trenton State Prison. Hoffman granted two stays of execution for Hauptmann before he was put to death in the electric chair on April 3, 1936.
On October 15 of 1928
The German airship Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at the Lakehurst US Navy base. The flight from Germany took 111 hours and 44 minutes, with the ship carrying 20 passengers and 40 crew members.
On October 14 of 1878
Thomas Edison files his first patent application for "Improvement In Electric Lights".
"I am from New Jersey" introduction by Jon Stewart for Bruce Springsteen at 2009 Kennedy Center Honors
Poster promoting Atlantic City in 1920s
"The Prudential has the strength of Gibraltar" ad in 1909
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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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