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5 Fun Facts About June 6 In New Jersey History

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1. Battle of Monmouth: On June 6, 1778, the Battle of Monmouth was fought between the Continental Army, led by General George Washington, and the British Army, led by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton. The battle was the largest one of the Revolutionary War fought in New Jersey, and it was a significant turning point for the Continental Army.

2. Newark Bears Baseball: On June 6, 1946, the Newark Bears played their final game at Ruppert Stadium in Newark. The Bears were a minor league baseball team that played in Newark for over 30 years. The stadium was also used for other events, such as concerts and football games.

3. New Jersey State Flag: On June 6, 1896, the New Jersey State Legislature adopted the state flag. The flag features the state seal on a field of buff, and it was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere, who also designed the state seal.

4. Atlantic City Casinos: On June 6, 1978, the first casino in Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel, opened its doors. It was the first legal casino in the eastern United States, outside of Nevada.

5. Thomas Edison's New Jersey laboratory: On June 6, 1876, Thomas Edison received a patent for the first method of recording and reproducing sound. Edison was famous for his inventions, and his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, was where he did much of his work. The laboratory complex is now a National Historic Site.
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