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On November 25 of 1991
An editorial in Princeton University's student newspaper, the Daily Princetonian, condemns Anita Hill, who had accused US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexual remarks in her presence. Following the editorial's publication, critics suggested that it appeared to have been plagiarized from the conservative journal National Review.
On November 24 of 1781
James Caldwell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown and active revolutionary who fought in the Battle of Springfield and became known as the "Fighting Parson," is killed by an American sentry when he refused to have a package inspected. The sentry was hanged two months later in Westfield for murder.
On November 23 of 1876
New York City's Tammany Hall Democratic political boss William "Boss" Tweed is transferred to authorities in New York and returned to prison following his escape to Spain to avoid standing trial in a civil suit seeking recovery of millions in funds from alleged illegal kickbacks and embezzlement. A key factor in Tweed's downfall was the series of caricatures published in Harper's Weekly drawn by Thomas Nast, who relocated to Morristown from New York in 1870, depicting the corruption of the Tweed Ring.
On November 22 of 1899
The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America is incorporated in New Jersey by Guglielmo Marconi and others with an authorized capital of $10 million. The company acquires the patents issued to Guglielmo Marconi for wireless transmissions and the rights to operate in the US, Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. In 1919, General Electric buys the company to form its own radio communications subsidiary, the Radio Corporation of America.
"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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