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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the Republicans ending of slavery in the United States

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Ridgewood NJ, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day .

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The Origins of Fathers Day

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The Origins of Fathers Day

The campaign to celebrate the nation’s fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm–perhaps because, as one florist explained, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday. The next year, a Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on July 19, 1910.

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Remembering D-Day: 80 Years Later

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Ridgewood NJ,today marks the 80th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a pivotal moment in history known as D-Day. The largest amphibious assault ever conducted, this event is being commemorated along a 50-mile stretch of northern France with President Joe Biden and dozens of heads of state in attendance. Among those honoring the occasion are nearly 200 veterans, whose average age is now 100.

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Bergen County Historical Society: Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring

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River Edge NJ, the Bergen County Historical Society will celebrate Pinkster, a Jersey Dutch Celebration of Spring.

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NJ State Police Forensic Anthropology laboratory Assists With Revolutionary War Archaeological Find

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Hamilton T0wnship NJ, Rowan University Anthropology students visited the NJ State Police Forensic Anthropology laboratory in Hamilton Township as part of an ongoing project involving the Hessian remains found at Red Bank National Park in Gloucester County in June 2022.

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Unlocking the Mystery of Leap Year: A Journey Through Time

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Ridgewood NJ, every four years, we encounter an anomaly in our calendar: the phenomenon known as leap year. But what exactly is leap year, and why does it exist? To unravel this mystery, let’s embark on a journey through history to discover the origins and significance of leap year.

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This self-deprecating comment is perhaps the most famous Lincoln one-liner from the Douglas debates

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This self-deprecating comment is perhaps the most famous Abraham Lincoln one-liner from the Douglas debates. Lincoln made the quip in response to Douglas’ accusation that he was two-faced.

“Honestly, if I were two-faced, would I be showing you this one?”

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Presidents’ Day

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Ridgewood NJ, Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

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Celebrating the Presidents on Presidents Day

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Ridgewood NJ, Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year, it is considered a day to recognize all presidents, past and present. Traditionally it a celebration of certain key presidents, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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Emancipate Yourself with a Lincoln Hoodie $39.10

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“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”
― Abraham Lincoln

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“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
― Abraham Lincoln

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Lincoln, Lincoln I been Thinking: One of the Greatest Presidents in American History

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Ridgewood NJ, Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in American history. His leadership during one of the nation’s most tumultuous periods, the Civil War, and his efforts to preserve the Union, abolish slavery, and promote equality have left an indelible mark on the United States.

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Bergen County Historical Society Christmas Holiday Events!

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Bergen County Historical Society celebrates Sinterklaas Day on Sunday December 3rd 1 pm-3 pm.
Bergen County Historical Society for our 40th Annual Colonial Christmas Concerts and Tavern Fare on Saturday, December 16th, or Sunday, December 17th at Historic New Bridge Landing 1201 Main Street, River Edge.
Visit www.Bergencountyhistory.org/events to make a reservation – don’t delay, we’ve already sold out over half the four shows.

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