FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT NEW JERSEY


  • First professional basketball games played in 1896 in New Jersey.
  • First college football game played in 1896 in New Jersey.
  • The first drive-in movie theater opened in 1933 outside of Camden.
  • About one-sixth of all drugs manufactured in the United States come from New Jersey.
  • New Jersey is the most densely populated state.
  • New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most famous, Asbury park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, and Cape May.
  • The light bulb, phonograph, motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park Labratory.
  • The state seashell is the knobbed whelk, because iti s found on all beaches and bays of New Jersey.
  • We are the 3rd state and formed out statehood on December18, 1787.
  • Our capital was in Elizabeth, but eventually moved to Trenton.
  • Modern Palentology, the study of dinosaur fossils began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield , New Jersey.
  • The Hadrosaurus is the first official New Jersey state dinosaur.