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On This Date July 5, 1776, and 1778

July 5

July 5, 1776 – the United States makes its first land purchase of a 100 acre plot of land in what
is now the Billingsport section of Paulsboro.

July 5, 1778 – British troops evacuate New Jersey at Sandy Hook, from where they are
transported by ships to New York City. (Stories of tourists taking their place on the beach are
NOT true!)

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