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5 Fun Facts About April 4 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1846, the first baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey. The New York Nine defeated the Knickerbockers, 23-1, in a four-inning game.

2. On April 4, 1864, the New Jersey legislature passed the Enabling Act, which allowed for the creation of a state board of agriculture. This board was responsible for promoting agricultural interests in the state, and helped to establish New Jersey as a leading agricultural state.

3. The famous amusement park, Six Flags Great Adventure, opened its doors for the first time on April 4, 1974. The park, located in Jackson, New Jersey, is home to over 70 rides and attractions, including the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.

4. On April 4, 1985, the first WrestleMania event was held at the Brendan Byrne Arena (now known as the Meadowlands Arena) in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event, which was promoted by the World Wrestling Federation, featured some of the biggest names in professional wrestling.

5. In 2014, a record-breaking $533 million jackpot was won in the Mega Millions lottery on April 4. The winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and California, with each winner taking home $177 million after taxes.
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