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5 Fun Facts About October 5 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1781, General George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, marking the beginning of the Battle of Germantown during the American Revolutionary War.

2. In 1911, the first ever Rutgers University football game was played on October 5th against Princeton University.

3. In 1962, the Garden State Parkway, a major highway in New Jersey, was officially opened to the public.

4. In 1984, the first-ever Atlantic City Airshow took place at the Atlantic City International Airport.

5. In 2015, the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League played their first game of the regular season against the Winnipeg Jets at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
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