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On May 22 of 1958
An accidental explosion of several Nike Ajax missiles at their launch site in Middletown kills ten Army and civilian ordnance personnel and substantially damages the site.
On May 21 of 2005
The Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township first opens for the public, at the time the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.
On May 20 of 1891
Thomas Edison gives the first public demonstration of a prototype Kinetoscope at his laboratory in West Orange for approximately 150 members of the National Federation of Women's Clubs. The device allowed a single viewer to look through a peephole into a box in which a moving image was displayed, produced by a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter.
On May 19 of 1950
Thirty-six workers are killed in South Amboy when ammunition explodes as it is being loaded on a barge for shipment to Pakistan, with another 350 suffering injuries.
"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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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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