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5 Fun Facts About August 4 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1900, Atlantic City, New Jersey hosted the first “Miss America” beauty pageant.
2. In 1918, the deadliest train wreck in New Jersey history occurred in Tuckerton, killing 50 people and injuring 100 others.
3. In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of New Jersey, resulting in the loss of over 800 lives.
4. In 1976, the “Son of Sam” serial killer, David Berkowitz, was captured in Yonkers, New York. However, one of his victims was a 20-year-old woman from New Jersey.
5. In 2011, Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey, causing significant flooding and damage throughout the state. Over 6 million people lost power and at least 7 people were killed.
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