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On November 27 of 1806
Originally part of the City of Newark, the territory now encompassing all of the Oranges is created as a separate municipality chartered by the New Jersey legislature as the City of Orange Township. Subsequently, new municipalities comprising the Townships of East Orange, West Orange and South Orange are formed when they secede from Orange.
On November 26 of 1910
A fire breaks out in a Newark factory building with predominantly young women workers, resulting in six girls burning to death and nineteen others killed leaping to the street from fourth-story windows. The building is later found to have inadequate fire escapes, exit passages and other safety precautions.
On November 26 of 1971
A riot breaks out at Rahway State Prison with the warden and some guards taken hostage. The prison is re-taken by police without any deaths.
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.
"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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