On This Day in New Jersey History

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The history of the Garden State is filled with well-known events and forgotten happenings. German Americans opened the nation's first kindergarten in Hoboken on February 11, 1861. Prohibition brought more than two hundred bootleggers together in Sea Bright on August 15, 1924, to discuss a fixed price on their product. As America fought World War I and desperately needed ammunition, the T.A. Gillespie Shell plant exploded in Sayreville on October 4, 1918, killing at least one hundred people. From military feats and shady politics to the extraordinary episodes in the lives of everyday people, explore an entire year of events from New Jersey's history. Local historians Joseph Bilby, James Madden and Harry Ziegler chronicle the state's most intriguing and monumental moments—one for each date on the calendar.
ISBN: 9781626195226
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Images: 91
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joseph Bilby served as lieutenant in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam and is the author/editor of more than three hundred articles and fourteen books on New Jersey and military history. He is a trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, publications editor for its 150th Anniversary Committee and assistant curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey. James M. Madden, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, has a BS in marketing from Saint Peter's University and is a political consultant and local historian who has contributed to or authored many books and publications. He is a trustee and treasurer of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association and its 150th Anniversary Committee, a member of the Lincoln Group of NYC, the Association of Professional Genealogists, Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society and the Company of Military Historians. Harry Ziegler worked for many years at the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey's second largest newspaper, rising from reporter to bureau chief, editor and managing editor of the paper. He is currently associate principal of Bishop George Ahr High School, Edison, New Jersey, and has co-authored several books on New Jersey history.
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