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On May 27 of 1990
Robert Baumle Meyner, a Democrat who served two terms as the 44th governor of New Jersey from 1954 to 1962, dies at the age of 81. During his first term, he married Helen Stevenson, who later was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1975 until 1979. Meyner also was a favorite son presidential candidate at the Democratic National Convention in 1960, at which John F. Kennedy won the Democratic nomination.
On May 26 of 1998
The US Supreme Court rules in the case of New Jersey v. New York, 523 U.S.767 (1998), that New Jersey had jurisdiction over all portions of Ellis Island created by landfill after the original compact between the states in 1834 was approved, over 80% of the Island's present land.
On May 25 of 1789
Martha Washington, with her grandchildren, Eleanor Custis and George Washington Custis, spend a night in Trenton while en route to New York to join her husband, who had been inaugurated to his first term as president in New York on April 30. Washington also had received a triumphal reception on April 21 as he passed through Trenton on his way to his inauguration.
On May 24 of 1883
The Brooklyn Bridge first opens for traffic. It was initially designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling of Trenton, who died in 1869, shortly after construction began, from an infection caused by an injury at the the bridge crushing his toes, with his 32-year-old son Washington Roebling succeeding his father as head of the project. Washington Roebling also suffered a debilitating injury as a result of decompression sickness shortly after ground was broken for the Brooklyn tower foundation in 1870. His wife Emily then took over his on-site supervisory role for the next 11 years until the bridge's opening.
"I am from New Jersey" tribute 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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