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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In New Jersey History

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1. On August 25, 1910, the town of Asbury Park was incorporated. Asbury Park is known for its boardwalk, amusement park, and vibrant music scene. It was also the inspiration for Bruce Springsteen's song "Born to Run."

2. In 1921, the first Miss America pageant was held in Atlantic City on August 25. The pageant has since become a cultural phenomenon and a symbol of American beauty and femininity.

3. August 25, 1952, marks the day when the United States Congress passed a bill to incorporate Ellis Island into the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is now a museum and tourist destination.

4. On August 25, 1999, the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden opened its doors to the public. The aquarium featured exhibits on marine life from the Delaware River and Bay, as well as other parts of the world. It closed in 2005 due to financial difficulties.

5. The Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team played their first game on August 25, 1994. The team has been a beloved part of the Trenton community, winning multiple championships and showcasing future Major League Baseball stars.
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