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5 Fun Facts About June 7 In New Jersey History

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1. On June 7, 1776, Richard Stockton, a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, was kidnapped by loyalists and imprisoned in New York City. He was later freed in a prisoner exchange.

2. In 1836, the Camden and Amboy Railroad, the first railroad company in New Jersey, opened its line between Camden and South Amboy.

3. On June 7, 1929, the first drive-in movie theater in New Jersey, the Union Drive-In, opened in Union. It could accommodate up to 700 cars and was a popular destination for families looking for outdoor entertainment.

4. In 1977, the first Atlantic City International Airport opened, providing a new gateway to southern New Jersey for travelers from around the world.

5. On June 7, 1995, the New Jersey Devils won their first and only Stanley Cup in franchise history. They defeated the Detroit Red Wings in four games, with goaltender Martin Brodeur earning the series MVP award. The team celebrated with a parade in downtown Newark.
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