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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 patent for celluloid film. (1898)

15 • A morning commuter train plunges off the Newark Bay Lift Bridge, drowning 48 passengers. (1958)

19 • Four Seasons bass player Nick Massi is born. (1927)

24 • NBA star Randy Foye is born. (1983)

26 • Newspaper publisher David Brewster is born. (1939)

29 • The Newark Eagles defeat the Kansas City Monarchs to win the Negro league World Series. (1946)

30 • All-Pro running back Jamal Anderson is born. (1972)

October

4 • Newark’s WJZ airs the first World Series radio broadcast. (1921)

7 • Poet Amiri Baraka, father of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, is born. (1934)

13 • Musician Paul Simon is born. (1941)

16 • Newark Mayor Cory Booker becomes the state’s first elected African-American U.S. Senator. (2013)

17 • The New Jersey Osteopathic Society is formed. (1901)

25 • Bon Jovi opens the Prudential Center. (2007)

26 • A state study reports that more than 23,000 vehicles a day go through the intersection of Broad & Market. (1926)

27 • A fire starting on Mechanic Street consumes an entire city block before it is extinguished. (1836)

28 • President Franklin Roosevelt’s limousine is nearly crushed by well-wishers during a campaign visit to Newark. (1940)

 

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Whitney Houston • Upper Case Editorial Services, Hannibal Goodwin • The Theatre of Science, Newark Bay Bridge • Upper Case Editorial Services, Jamal Anderson • Kenner Products, Monte Irvin • National Baseball Hall of Fame, Nick Massi • Vee-Jay Records, Amiri Baraka • Newark Symphony Hall, 1921 World Series • Upper Case Editorial Services, Mechanic Street Fire • Upper Case Editorial Services, Cory Booker • Booker.Senate.Gov, Broad & Market • Upper Case Editorial Services, FDR Pin • Upper Case Editorial Services