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On November 19 of 1850
The first life insurance policy issued to a woman is bought by 36-year-old Carolyn Ingraham of Madison.
On November 18 of 1776
Continental Army troops, after the British seize Fort Washington in New York, escape by ship to cross the Hudson to Fort Lee.
On November 17 of 1944
Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, later a prominent actor, director and producer who received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his acting in the television series Taxi, is born in Neptune. In 2010, he is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, with his induction featuring remarks by Bruce Springsteen.
On November 16 of 2006
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize winning economist who spent his youth in Rahway and was an alumnus of Rutgers University in the Class of 1932, dies at the age of 94.
On November 15 of 2004
Governor James E. McGreevey's resignation is effective. He had announced his intention to resign at an appearance in the State House on the previous August 4 during which he stated, "My truth is that I am a gay American." McGreevey is succeeded by Senate President Richard Codey, who serves concurrently in the Senate and as Acting Governor under the process then in effect under the state Constitution.
"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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