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5 Fun Facts About January 28 In New Jersey History

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1) On January 28, 1776, Governor William Franklin, the son of Benjamin Franklin, was arrested and taken to Connecticut for suspicion of being a loyalist during the American Revolution.

2) In 1889, the first edition of the Wall Street Journal was published on January 28 in New Jersey.

3) Paterson, New Jersey's first public library opened on January 28, 1890.

4) On January 28, 1936, famous jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham made his professional debut by performing at the Nest Club in Paterson, New Jersey.

5) Richard Codey, a long-serving New Jersey politician, became the 53rd governor of the state on January 28, 2002, following the resignation of Governor Jim McGreevey.
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