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5 Fun Facts About April 25 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1777, the Continental Army under General Nathanael Greene engaged in the Battle of Bound Brook during the American Revolutionary War. Despite being outnumbered, the Americans managed to inflict heavy casualties on the British forces.

2. On April 25, 1846, the first annual meeting of the New Jersey State Horticultural Society was held in Trenton. The society was dedicated to promoting the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants in the state.

3. The Atlantic City Convention Hall, one of the largest and most iconic buildings in the city, officially opened on April 25, 1929. The building served as a venue for concerts, conventions, and sporting events for many decades.

4. In 1953, the New Jersey Turnpike, one of the busiest and most important highways in the state, was officially opened to the public. The 118-mile toll road runs from Pennsville Township in the south to Ridgefield Park in the north.

5. On April 25, 1996, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train system suffered a catastrophic accident when a train derailed in a tunnel under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York City. Although there were no fatalities, the accident raised concerns about the safety and reliability of the aging transit system.
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