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5 Fun Facts About September 28 In New Jersey History

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1. On September 28, 1776, the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet took place off the coast of Cape May. This naval battle was fought between American privateers and British ships during the American Revolution, and marked the first time the American flag was flown in a naval engagement.

2. In 1864, the New Jersey State Agricultural Society held its annual fair in Trenton on September 28. This event showcased the agricultural industry of the state and included exhibits, competitions, and presentations.

3. The first game at the newly built Giants Stadium in East Rutherford was played on September 28, 1976. The New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-14 in front of a crowd of over 76,000 fans.

4. Rutgers University celebrated its 250th anniversary on September 28, 2016. The milestone was marked with a day-long festival featuring music, dance, food, and historical tours of the campus in New Brunswick.

5. On September 28, 2002, the Somerset Patriots won their second Atlantic League championship by defeating the Bridgeport Bluefish in the finals. The minor league baseball team, based in Bridgewater, has won six championships in total since their founding in 1998.
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