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On September 26 of 1892
John Philip Sousa and the 60-piece U.S. Marine Band perform the "Liberty Bell March" at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield
On September 25 of 1975
41-year-old singer Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, "Lonely Teardrops." He collapses to the stage, striking his head heavily, suffering brain damage and lapsing into a coma from which he never regained consciousness until his death over eight years later on January 21, 1984.
On September 24 of 1757
Aaron Burr Sr., second president of the College of New Jersey (renamed Princeton University in 1896) and father of future vice president Aaron Burr, Jr., dies in Princeton at age 41 after leading the College since 1748. Seven months after his death, his widow Esther dies, orphaning their three-year-old daughter Sarah and two-year-old son Aaron.
On September 23 of 1949
Bruce Springsteen, first child of Adele and Douglas Springsteen, is born at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch
"I am from New Jersey" introduction by Jon Stewart for Bruce Springsteen at 2009 Kennedy Center Honors
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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