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On March 9 of 2020
Governor Phil Murphy declares a state of emergency after five additional residents are diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 11. The declaration allows state government to deploy resources more quickly by waiving a number of regulatory requirements such as the bidding process for medical supplies.
On March 8 of 2017
Marches and demonstrations at various sites in New Jersey, including Trenton and Princeton, are part of events around the world celebrating International Women's Day, during which some advocates encourage women to skip work and join protests for greater progress toward women's economic and social equality.
On March 7 of 1683
Middlesex County is incorporated by the Assembly of the Province of East Jersey, with its initial municipalities the townships of Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge
On March 6 of 1962
One of the ten worst storms of the 20th century, a Nor'easter known as the Great March Storm of 1962, strikes the Mid-Atlantic states. In New Jersey, some 45,000 homes are destroyed or heavily damaged, with the storm also tearing away part of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City and breaching Long Beach Island in several places.
On March 5 of 1960
After competing his two years of service in the Army stationed in Germany, Elvis Presley is discharged at Fort Dix
On March 4 of 1913
Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated as president of the US after previously serving as governor of New Jersey and president of Princeton University
On March 3 of 1913
Alice Paul of Moorestown is one of the leaders of a march in Washington of 8,000 protesters demanding voting rights for women
On March 2 of 1776
The Provincial Congress of New Jersey orders the sale of the British ship Blue Mountain Valley and its cargo, which was seized in the harbor at Elizabeth Town by armed Continental militia.
On March 1 of 1932
Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the second floor bedroom of the family home in Hopewell. On May 12, the boy's body is discovered in nearby woods, and on April 3, 1936, Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed at the Trenton State Prison for the crime.
On February 28 of 1844
In a demonstration cruise on the Potomac River for 400 dignitaries including President John Tyler and other high officials and business leaders, a 12-inch cannon aboard the new frigate USS Princeton explodes as it fires a ceremonial salute while it passes Mount Vernon, killing six, including Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur and Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer. The ship is commanded by Captain Robert Stockton of Princeton, who is later absolved of responsibility for the accident.
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"The Prudential has the strength of Gibraltar" ad in 1909
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