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5 Fun Facts About March 14 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1794, the first recorded celebration of Saint Patrick's Day occurred in Morristown, New Jersey. The celebration included a procession, a military march, and a dinner banquet.

2. On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He later moved to New Jersey and became a professor at Princeton University, where he lived until his death in 1955.

3. In 1907, the first public library in New Jersey was established in Montclair. It was called the Montclair Public Library and has since become a cultural center for the town.

4. On March 14, 1988, New Jersey's first state lottery jackpot was won. The winning ticket was sold in Bayonne, and the prize was $3.8 million.

5. In 2017, the USS New Jersey Battleship Museum re-opened for the season, marking the start of a popular New Jersey tourist attraction. The museum features historical exhibits and tours of the battleship, which served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
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