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On October 18 of 1931
Thomas Alva Edison dies at his home in West Orange at the age of 84. During his lifetime, he was awarded 1,093 patents.
On October 17 of 1888
Thomas Edison files a patent application for the first movie projector, the Optical Phonograph, which projects images less than one inch wide across a screen.
On October 16 of 1935
Governor Harold G. Hoffman visits and interviews convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann in his cell at the Trenton State Prison. Hauptmann would receive two stays of execution before he is executed in the electric chair in the Prison on April 3,1936.
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Jon Stewart "I'm from New Jersey..." introduction for Bruce Springsteen at 2014 Kennedy Center Honors
Feigenspan's brewery began operating in Newark in 1875, with its logo "P.O.N." (Pride Of Newark), and was bought in 1943 by P. Ballantine and Sons. Image: New York Public Library Digital Collections
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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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