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On July 18 of 1951
'Jersey Joe Walcott' (real name Arnold Raymond Cream) becomes heavyweight champion when he knocks out Ezzard Charles in the seventh round at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Born in Pennsauken in 1914, Walcott at age 37 is the oldest at that point to become champion..
On July 17 of 1780
A British officer leads a contingent of Loyalists to capture four prominent revolutionary leaders in Newark, including Major Samuel Hayse.
On July 16 of 1790
President George Washington signs the Residence Act of 1790 establishing the District of Columbia as the capital of the United States. The legislation, enacted as a compromise including a measure for the federal government to assume the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War, ended New Jersey's efforts to have Trenton designated as the national capital.
"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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