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5 Fun Facts About October 25 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1684, the first recorded murder trial in New Jersey was held on October 25. The defendant was accused of killing his neighbor over a property dispute and was found guilty and sentenced to death.

2. On October 25, 1777, the Second Battle of Trenton occurred during the American Revolutionary War. The battle resulted in a victory for the American forces led by General George Washington and was a turning point in the war.

3. The New Jersey State Constitution was adopted on October 25, 1947. The constitution created a modern system of government for the state and included provisions for civil rights and educational funding.

4. On October 25, 1973, the Middletown Township school bus collision occurred, which resulted in the deaths of 2 adults and 13 children. The tragedy led to changes in school bus safety regulations and increased awareness of the importance of seat belts on buses.

5. Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone on October 25, 2012. The storm caused widespread damage and power outages throughout the state, leading to a long recovery and rebuilding process for many communities.
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