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Middlesex County Had The First....

First City Incorporated in NJ - 1718 (Perth Amboy)

Printing Press in NJ - 1751 (Woodbridge) James Parker

Magazine Printed in NJ - 1758 (Woodbridge) Parker Press

Medical Society in the New World - 1766 (New Brunswick)

Snuff Factory in US - 1812 (Helmetta)

Cattle Show and Fair in NJ - 1820 (New Brunswick)

Artist Colony in America - about 1845 (Perth Amboy)

Tin Canned food - 1847 (Jamesburg) by H.W. Crosby

African American man to vote in US -1870 (Perth Amboy) T. Peterson

Intercollegiate Football Game - 1869 (New Brunswick)

Phonograph - 1877 (Edison) by Thomas A. Edison

Electric Light - 1879 (Edison) by Thomas A. Edison

Electrically lighted House - 1880 (Edison)

Auto-Quadricycle - 1900 (Carteret)

Harmonicas made in the US - 1906 (North Brunswick)

Airmail Flight - 1912 (South Amboy) Star Field

County Vocational School in the US - 1914 (New Brunswick)

Night Airmail Service - 1925 (South Plainfield) Hadley Airport

Broad - Spectrum Antibiotic - 1943 (New Brunswick) by Waksman

Clover Leaf Routes 1 and 35 - 1928 (Woodbridge)

 

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