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5 Fun Facts About June 4 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the American Revolutionary War. New Jersey played a crucial role in the war effort, with battles occurring in places like Monmouth and Trenton.

2. On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford completed his first successful automobile test drive in Detroit. While this may not have occurred in New Jersey, the state was home to several important auto manufacturing companies, such as Packard and Dodge.

3. In 1919, the US Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. New Jersey was one of the first states to allow women to vote in state and local elections, beginning in 1917.

4. On June 4, 1939, the first Little League game was played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Little League baseball has become a beloved tradition in New Jersey, with local teams competing in regional and national tournaments.

5. In 1956, Elvis Presley performed at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, launching his rise to stardom. The iconic venue was a major entertainment hub in its heyday and hosted other famous performers such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles.
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