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5 Fun Facts About June 15 In New Jersey History

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1. On June 15, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed New Jersey delegate Richard Stockton as one of the five members of a committee tasked with drafting the Declaration of Independence.

2. The city of Bayonne, New Jersey was incorporated on June 15, 1861, becoming the state's 20th municipality.

3. On June 15, 1918, New Jersey ratified the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which established Prohibition and banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol.

4. In 1963, New Jersey Governor Richard J. Hughes signed legislation that established the state's first community college, Mercer County Community College, on June 15.

5. June 15, 1977, marked the opening of the Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson Township, New Jersey, which became the largest theme park in the world at the time of its opening.
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