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On This Day January 8, 1776- NJ Governor William Franklin arrested
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January 8, 1776 – Not all of the population of New Jersey advocated independence. Governor William Franklin, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, was a loyalist who supported the Stamp Act. Many of the colonists had emigrated from England and felt a sense of loyalty to the King of England and the English governme , ...
On This Day January 8, 2008 -NJ apologizes for slavery
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January 8, 2008 – New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so , ...
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On This Date January 9,1941-Fort Dix Airport opened to military aircraft
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January 9 , 1941 – McGuire Air Force Base was established as Fort Dix Airport in 1937 and first opened to military aircraft on this date , ...
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On This Date January 10,1776-“Common Sense” published
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January 10, 1776 – Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense”, advocating for American Independence. He is now considered to be the voice of the Revolution , ...
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On This Date January 13,1948- McGuire AFB gets its name
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On January 13, 1948 the United States Air Force renamed the facility McGuire Air Force Base in honor of Major Thomas Buchanan McGuire, Jr., (1920–1945). Medal of Honor recipient and second place American flying ace of World War II. Major McGuire died on January 7, 1945 when his P-38 Lightning spun out of control and cr , ...
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On This Day January 14, 1784- Revolutionary War Ends
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January 14, 1784 – US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Confederation ratifying the Treaty of Paris. Benjamin West’s painting of this event was never finished because the British signatories refused to pose for the painting. Sore losers. , ...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
January 27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember the over 6 million people slaughtered by the Hitler regime during World War Two. The day is observed so that all people can say “Never again. , ...
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On This Day January 21,1968-The Battle of Khe Sanh
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January 21, 1968 – The Battle of Khe Sanh – one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War – begins at the Khe Sanh Air Base , ...
Monthly Board and Member meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The January meeting will be held on Friday, January 21,2022 at 10:00 AM , ...
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On This Day January 26,1984 US Navy exhibits Piasecki Helistat
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January 26, 1984 – US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons at the airbase in Lakehurst, New Jersey , ...
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On This Day January 28,1915*- United States Coast Guard created
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January 28, 1915 – The United States Coast Guard is created by merging the US Life Saving Service & the US Revenue Cutter Service , ...
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On This Day January 29,1944 USS Missouri launched
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January 29, 1944 – USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched , ...
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On This Day January 30,1968- TET offensive launched
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January 30, 1968 – Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese launch the Tet offensive against South Vietnamese and US forces , ...
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