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On December 3 of 2009
'Jersey Shore,' a television reality series featuring a group of eight hard-partying summer housemates tin Seaside Heights, debuts on the MTV cable network. It produces record ratings for the network, but sparks controversy over its purported Italian-American stereotyping. The final show is presented on December 20, 2012, but MTV produced a new series with members of the original cast aired in 2018.
On December 2 of 2013
During a press conference at the State House in Trenton, Governor Chris Christie denies any personal role in the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in what what would become known as the "Bridgegate" scandal, telling reporters in jest, "I worked the cones"
On December 1 of 1903
The 10-minute long silent film "The Great Train Robbery" is released. It was directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter, a former Thomas Edison Co. cameraman. and shot at various New Jersey locations, including Milltown, Dover, West Orange, Essex County Park and along the Lackawanna railroad. it is considered the first major audience movie success and the first with narratives and jump cuts.
World War I era post card
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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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