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5 Fun Facts About July 25 In New Jersey History

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1. On July 25, 1868, the first public demonstration of a typewriter in the United States took place at the Jersey City Business College.

2. July 25, 1917, was the day a massive fire broke out at the ammunition depot in Lakehurst, New Jersey, which killed 16 people and destroyed millions of dollars worth of munitions.

3. On July 25, 1933, the headquarters of the infamous Jersey gangster, Longy Zwillman, was raided by police.

4. July 25, 1956, was the day the Garden State Arts Center (now PNC Bank Arts Center) opened in Homdel, New Jersey. The venue has since hosted countless famous musicians and performers.

5. On July 25, 1994, the first volume of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling was published in the United States, introducing a generation of young readers to the magical world of Hogwarts.
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