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On April 6 of 1938
DuPont scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett accidentally discovers what will be known as Teflon while working with others to develop a non-toxic refrigerant at the company's Chambers Works plant in Pennsville Township in Salem County.Teflon becomes one of DuPont's best-known products, adapted for such uses as a lubricant and coating for industrial machinery and cooking pans. In more recent years, however, Teflon has been linked to adverse health effects.
On April 5 of 1917
A fire which began at the Hotel Natatorium on the Asbury Park boardwalk is spread rapidly by winds gusting to 65 miles per hour, eventually destroying 50 structures on four blocks, including 20 hotels, a church and many cottages.
On April 4 of 1933
Dirigible USS Akron, while on Navy mission from New Jersey, encounters high winds and crashes in Atlantic, resulting in 73 deaths of the 76 on board, the deadliest air disaster to that point.
On April 3 of 1936
Bruno Richard Hauptmann, convicted of the kidnapping and death of the 18-month old son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is executed in the electric chair at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.
"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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