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On April 26 of 1956
The first modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark for Houston, Texas, carrying 58 containers which on arrival were offloaded to 58 waiting trucks.
On April 25 of 1954
AT&T Bell Labs announces at its Murray Hill headquarters the invention of the first practical silicon solar cell by a team of its scientists, demonstrating the development by using a solar panel to power a small toy Ferris wheel and a radio transmitter.
On April 24 of 1865
After stopping in Philadelphia on the previous night, the funeral train carrying the coffin of Abraham Lincoln proceeds across New Jersey, passing through Trenton, Princeton, New Brunswick, Metuchen, Rahway, Elizabeth, and Newark. In Jersey City, the coffin is taken from the train and ferried across the Hudson River to New York City Hall where crowds estimated at 500,000 line up to pass the coffin.
On April 23 of 1936
Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed at the New Jersey state prison in Trenton for the kidnapping and murder of the baby son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
"I am from New Jersey" tribute 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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