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It Happened in Newark

It Happened In Newark… Fall 2016

It Happened In Newark… September 2 • The new YWCA building on Washington St. is dedicated (1913). 3 • Newark clergyman Hannibal Goodwin is granted a patent for celluloid film (1898). 5 • Weequahic High School opens (1933). 8 • ...

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So What Exactly Happened?

So What Exactly Happened? From the 250th celebration in 1916 to the 1967 uprising, the story of Newark was one of bad luck, poor decisions and a curious legacy. By Mark Stewart Newark in 2016 is a city poised to ...

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CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING

It Happened In Newark photo credits: 1680, 1819, 1847, 1860, 1880, 1895, 1916 • Pierson Publishing • 1712, 1774, 1776, 1833, 1844, 1909 • Library of Congress • 1747 • Princeton University • 1761 • Harper’s Weekly • 1670, 1695, ...

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It Happened in Newark – Summer 2016

1666 Newark becomes the third European settlement in New Jersey 1668 Newark and neighboring Elizabethtown define their boundary line 1670 Newark’s first hotel opens on Broad Street 1676 A law is passed prohibiting the removal of shade trees 1680 The ...

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A CITY DIVIDED

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A CITY DIVIDED by Helen Lippman Sixty years ago, in the spring and summer of 1955, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) held hearings in Newark. Harold Lippman, a Newark physician, former Army captain—and my father’s younger brother—was one of more ...

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It Happened in Newark

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Oh, those wacky Newarkers. In 1916, the townsfolk cut loose for their 350th anniversary—a yearlong celebration that included parties, parades, statue unveilings and fireworks. For those who enjoyed playing dress-up, there were reenactments and costume balls galore. In an era ...

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It Happened in Newark

It Happened in Newark September 6 • Newark-born Whitney Houston wins an Emmy for her performance at the previous year’s Grammys. (1986) 7 • Disco diva Gloria Gaynor is born. (1949) 13 • Newark Episcopal priest Hannibal Goodwin receives a ...

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It Happened in Newark

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It Happened in Newark July 1 • Actor Patrick Malone is born (1969) 4 • Actress Eva Marie Saint is born (1924) 13 • Anti-draft protesters riot in Newark (1863) 16 • Rep. Donald Payne is born (1934) 17 • ...

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Greetings & Salutations

Greetings & Salutations The Newark Postcard as Art For the better part of a century, nothing said “I Care” or “I’m Thinking of You” quite like a postcard from Newark. A couple of years back, Ironbound business owner Marina Moskowitz—an ...

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BORN TODAY IN NEWARK NJ

March 6 • NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal (1972) 8 • Baseball All-Star Jim Bouton (1939) 15 • Basketball Pioneer Connie Simmons (1925) 16 • Actor/Comedian Jerry Lewis (1926) 18 • Rap Diva Queen Latifah (1970) 19 • Author Philip Roth ...

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