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5 Fun Facts About September 5 In New Jersey History

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1. In 1774, the New Jersey Assembly met in Brunswick and passed a resolution that supported the cause of the colonies in their dispute with Great Britain. This was an important precursor to the American Revolution and helped to galvanize support for independence from British rule.

2. On September 5, 1914, the opening of the first traffic circle in the United States took place in Camden, New Jersey. This is now known as the Circle of Progress and is still in use today.

3. In 1983, New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities approved the construction of the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project, known as the Atlantic City Wind Farm, consists of five wind turbines and has been in operation since 2006.

4. On September 5, 2012, the city of Hoboken, New Jersey was severely affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. The storm caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure in the area and led to a major disaster response effort.

5. In 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that made the state the first in the country to require schools to teach LGBTQ history. The law, which went into effect in the 2020-2021 school year, mandates that middle and high school students learn about the contributions and experiences of LGBTQ people throughout history.
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