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State
    (December 18, 1787- )
    3rd state to join
    Henry Hudson claims the area for the Dutch (1609)
    A trading post was established at Bergen (1623)
    Becomes a British colony (March 12, 1664)
    East and West Jersey united into a single colony (1702)
    Nickname: Garden State
    Capital: Trenton
    Size: 7836 square miles (ranks 46th)
    Motto: Liberty And Prosperity
    Bird: Goldfinch
    Flower: Purple Violet
    Tree: Red Oak
    Song: Ode To New Jersey Jersey Land, My Jersey Land (unofficial)
    When riding by Secaucus, it is recommended you role up the windows, because it smells real bad.
    New Jersey profited by being a suburb of New York City and Philadelphia.
    By coincidence an alcohol rehab center located in Paterson was built at the corner of Straight and Narrow.
    Lord Berkley sold his half of New Jersey to the Quakers (March 18, 1673).
    New Jersey Legislature formed the first Native American reservation (August 29, 1758).
    New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery (February 15, 1804).
    Temperature ranges from -34ºF (January 5, 1904) to 110ºF (July 10, 1936).
    NBA's New Jersey Nets set record of 32 game road losing streak (1989).
    Despite two NFL teams playing in New Jersey, the New York Giants (1976- ) and New York Jets (1984- ) refuse to use the New Jersey name.
    It's the most expensive U.S. state to insure a car.
    It has the most traffic per sq. mile.
    It's the most densely populated U.S. state.
    It is home to Princeton, one of the Ivy League colleges.
    The clock on the Colgate Building was the world's largest clock. Standard time was created in New Jersey in 1883.
    The first baseball game may have been played in Hoboken (1839).
    TV series 'Charles In Charge,' 'Down the Shore,' 'Joe & Sons' and 'Live in Dream' were set in New Jersey.
    The painting 'Washington Crossing the Delaware,' is based on The Battle of Trenton (December 25, 1777).
    The NBA basketball team New Jersey Nets (1967-68, 1977- ) formerly played in New York.
    The NHL hockey New Jersey Devils (1982- ) won 2 Stanley Cups (1995, 2000).
    New Jersey was the nation's capital at Princeton (1783) and in Trenton (1784).
    Vice President Aaron Burr, President Grover Cleveland, boxer Jersey Joe Walcott, Flip Wilson, Frank and daughter Nancy Sinatra, Sandra Dee, Artie Lang, Kelly Ripa, Tara Reid, Bruce Springsteen, John Bon Jovi and Malcolm Jamal Warner were born in New Jersey.
    It was the first state to pass a bill requiring a license to practice medicine (September 26, 1772).
    New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (November 20, 1789).
    Gas stations are full service at no additional charge.
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 83 Votes: 53.01% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 76 Votes: 60.53% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 36 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 73 Votes: 57.53% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 134 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 113 Votes: 61.06% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 90 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 58 Votes: 67.24% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 181 Votes: 71.27% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 73 Votes: 58.90% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 69 Votes: 50.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 268 Votes: 63.43% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 655 Votes: 39.39% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 401 Votes: 63.84% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 518 Votes: 62.36% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1051 Votes: 54.42% Annoying
 
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