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On This Date July 1,1780- NJ hosts the Continental Army
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July 1-29, 1780 – Washington headquarters at Dey Mansion in Wayne; Lafayette headquarters at the Van Saun House in Wayne; and the Continental Army soldiers encamp over the surrounding area through what is now Totowa, Little Falls and Woodland Park. , ...
Ewing Township Family Night Out
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Family night out with fireworks to celebrate Independence Day , ...
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On This Date July 2,1776-the Continental Congress severs ties with Great Britain
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July 2, 1776 – the Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4 , ...
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On This Date July 3,1775- George Washington takes command
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July 3, 1775 – George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts. , ...
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On This Date-July 4, 1776, 1802, 1826, 1863, 2009- One Busy Birthday
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July 4, 1776 – Independence Day. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from Great Britain. It was on this date that the delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, as the listing of causes for that separation. (John Adams , ...
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On This Date July 5, 1776 & 1778- US makes its first land purchase, and British Troops leave NJ
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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 , ...
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On This Date July 6,1777- Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
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July 6, 1777 – Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York , ...
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On This Date July 8,1776- First public readings of the Declaration of Independence
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July 8, 1776 – Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. (Yes, he was an ancestor of Richard Nixon.) Another one of the first public readings occurs in Trenton, NJ , ...
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On This Date July 9,1776- the Declaration of Independence read out to the Continental Army in Manhattan
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July 9, 1776 – George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island , ...
Florence Community Day
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community Day and Fireworks , ...
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On This Date July 10,1778-a picnic at the Great Falls
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July 10, 1778 – George Washington, Lafayette and Alexander Hamilton picnic at the Great Falls in Passaic. Hamilton would later create the nation’s first industrial city in Paterson, using the power of the falls to generate energy to run the factories. After the picnic, Washington headquarters at the Hermitage in , ...
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On This Date July 11,1798 & 1804- the United States Marine Corps is reestablished, and a duel occurs on the Hudson River
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July 11, 1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War July 11, 1804 – A duel occurs on the banks of the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey, in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary , ...
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On This Date July 12,1862- the Medal of Honor is authorized by Congress
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July 12, 1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress , ...
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On Thid Date July 13,1787-the Northwest Ordinance is enacted
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July 13, 1787 – The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery. , ...
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On This Date July 16, 1779- the Battle of Stony Point
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July 16, 1779 – Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point. , ...
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On This Date July 17,1902-creation of the first air conditioner
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July 17, 1902 – Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York. (This has nothing to do with military history, but on a hot July day, pause to say “Thank you, Willis!”) , ...
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Burlington County Farm Fair
Mini Mo will be at the Farm Fair , ...
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Burlington County Farm Fair
Mini Mo will be at the Farm Fair , ...
On This Date July 20 1776 & 1780- a Loyalist oath and General Anthony Wayne marches from New Bridge
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July 20, 1776 – Loyalist Jonathan Odell, preacher at Old St. Mary’s Church in Burlington, is ordered to sign a Loyalty oath and to remain within eight miles of the Burlington County Courthouse. July 20, 1780 – 2000 American troops under the command of General Anthony Wayne march from New Bridge to attack a , ...
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Burlington County Farm Fair
Mini Mo will be at the Farm Fair , ...
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Burlington County Farm Fair
Mini Mo will be at the Farm Fair , ...
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Burlington County Farm Fair
Mini Mo will be at the Farm Fair , ...
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