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On April 17 of 1907
Ellis Island processes 11,747 immigrants, the highest daily total in its history. During the year of 1907, a total of 1,004,756 persons arrived at the Island seeking entry to the US.
On April 16 of 2007
Record floods hit New Jersey after 7 to 10 inches of rain from a storm with winds up to 50 miles per hour. The Hackensack River and the Great Egg Harbor River set 100-year peak flood levels and other rivers such as the Passaic, Raritan, Rahway and Whippany also flood nearby areas.
On April 15 of 1912
RMS Titanic sinks after striking an iceberg, with only 712 of its 2,344 passengers and crew surviving. The 11 lost from New Jersey include 31-year-old Washington A. Roebling II of Trenton, founder of the Mercer Automobile Co. and namesake of his uncle Washington A. Roebling, best known for supervising the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge initially designed by his father John A. Roebling. Titanic seaman Robert J. Hopkins, an Irish immigrant who resided in Hoboken, was credited with saving over 100 in a lifeboat by quickly cutting ropes which entangled it as it was lowered from the ship.
On April 14 of 1865
After declining President Lincoln's invitation to accompany him and Mrs. Lincoln to the theater, General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia travel by train to visit their children at a home they had rented in the City of Burlington. After being advised at the stop in Philadelphia that the President had been shot, Grant continues on with his wife to Burlington before quickly returning to Washington.
On April 13 of 1777
Some 4,000 British and Hessian troops under the command of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis capture an American outpost in the Battle of Bound Brook. The British fail, however, to consolidate their assault, and depart to join their large garrison occupying New Brunswick.
On April 12 of 2007
Governor Jon Corzine is severely injured in an accident when his SUV driven by a state trooper crashes into a guardrail. The Governor was on his way to a meeting at the Governor's Mansion in Princeton with radio host Don Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team. Shortly before the scheduled meeting, CBS announced that it had fired Imus for calling the Rutgers team "nappy-headed hoes" on his show on April 4.
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"The Prudential has the strength of Gibraltar" ad in 1909
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