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5 Fun Facts About October 22 In New Jersey History

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1. On October 22, 1879, inventor Thomas Edison successfully tested his electric incandescent lamp in Menlo Park, New Jersey. This breakthrough invention would eventually lead to the widespread adoption of electric lighting in homes and businesses.

2. On October 22, 1966, the iconic rock band The Doors performed at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The concert was part of a tour to promote the band's second album, "Strange Days."

3. In 1793, the first newspaper in New Jersey, the "New Jersey Gazette," was published in Trenton. The paper would go on to play an important role in the state's history, chronicling major events such as the American Revolution and the birth of the new nation.

4. On October 22, 2001, the state of New Jersey officially opened the new Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford. The complex includes MetLife Stadium, home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as the Meadowlands Racetrack and the Izod Center.

5. In 1850, construction began on the Morris Canal in New Jersey. The canal, which ran from Phillipsburg to Jersey City, played a key role in transporting goods and materials across the state and helped fuel New Jersey's economic growth in the 19th century.
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