HISTORICAL

The 20th Century in New Jersey

Retrospective

Let us revisit the 20th Century, perhaps the most momentous century in human history.   I would like to do a piece on as many of the important, interesting events in New Jersey history as I possibly can, in no specific sequence whatsoever.

In the meantime, here in chronological order are important moments in the state’s history…

In 1904, Thomas Edison films The Great Train Robbery.  In 1908, the Hudson and Manhattan tubes, which today are now PATH, opens under the Hudson River.

Standard Oil strikers throwing bricks at Bayonne police, 1915, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a27001

In 1913, in Paterson, Silk workers go on strike and in 1915, Standard Oil workers strike in Bayonne (left).  On July 30, 1916, there is the Black Tom ammunition depot explosion in Jersey City.  In 1919, Paterson textile workers strike for a 44-hour week.

In 1921 the Port of New York…

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