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  • In 1883 In Allentown, New Jersey, A Wooden ...

    Contributed by Jason Cole on May 20, 2005
     | 1,036 views

    In 1883 in Allentown, New Jersey, a wooden Indian—the kind that was seen in front of cigar stores—was placed on the ballot for Justice of the Peace. The candidate was registered under the fictitious name of Abner Robbins. When the ballots were counted, Abner won over incumbent Sam Davis by 7 votes. ...read more

  • In 1883 In Allentown, New Jersey, A Wooden ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 21, 2005
     | 906 views

    In 1883 in Allentown, New Jersey, a wooden Indian—the kind that was seen in front of cigar stores—was placed on the ballot for Justice of the Peace. The candidate was registered under the fictitious name of Abner Robbins. When the ballots were counted, Abner won over incumbent Sam Davis by 7 votes. ...read more

  • In New Jersey – According To The Index Of Leading ...

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Sep 5, 2003
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,430 views

    In New Jersey – according to the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, 2001-2002 Violent Crime increased 129% -- from 1967-2000 State Prisoners increased 508% -- from 1965-2001 Illegitimate births increased 578% from 1960-1999 Divorce rates increased 328% from 1960-1999 Children living in ...read more

  • The Port Authority Of New York And ...

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 20, 2007
     | 1,040 views

    ILLUSTRATION: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ran a help-wanted ad for electricians with expertise at using Sontag connectors. They received170 responses, even though there is no such thing as a Sontag connector. The Authority ran the ...read more

  • Prayer And Cadwalader

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 8, 2012
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    PRAYER AND CADWALADER In 1747, Benjamin Franklin organized the "Philadelphia Associators." This was a volunteer militia for the protection of the city. Colonel John Cadwalader was elected its senior officer in 1776. In December of 1776, Cadwalader and his volunteer militia were stationed 10 ...read more

  • When The Port Authority In New York And New ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 10, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 829 views

    When the Port Authority in New York and New Jersey ran a help-wanted advertisement for electricians with expertise at using Sontag connectors, they received 170 responses – even though there is no such thing as a Sontag connector. The Authority ran the ad to find out how many applicants falsify ...read more

  • An Estimated 80% Of Adult Problem Gamblers ...

    Contributed by John Gerald on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 1 rating
     | 944 views

    An estimated 80% of adult problem gamblers started before age 14. A fifteen-year-old girl, an illegal gambler, lost $5,000 at New Jersey resorts, even as her father begged the casinos to bar her as a minor. Another teenager stole $20,000 to pay his bookie, while another boy prostituted his ...read more

  • Parties On The Hindenberg?

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 11, 2010
     | 677 views

    PARTIES ON THE HINDENBERG? You may have heard someone say, "I'll just party with all my friends in Hell." My mind goes back to May 16th 1937 at 7:25 pm, the German zeppelin Hindenberg, the largest aircraft ever to fly, exploded while attempting to land in Lakehurst, ...read more

  • Lost ...

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 1, 2008
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    LOST IDENTITY --- Have you ever lost your driver’s license? --- Isn’t it a traumatic event? I have lost my driver’s license several times over the years and each time it made my life difficult. For all practical purposes I lost my identity. I couldn’t write a check – stores will not take a ...read more

  • Hungry For Peace  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,866 views

    HUNGRY FOR PEACE Much, if not most, of the social turmoil of our culture is due to a hunger for peace, which is sought for in all the wrong places. According to Ronald Hutchcraft, the Director of Youth for Christ in New York and New Jersey, in the next thirty minutes- 57 kids will run away ...read more

  • I Enjoy Watching Antiques Roadshow On Pbs. One ...

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 13, 2006
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    I enjoy watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS. One of the show’s most famous discoveries was a Seymour mahogany card table from Boston, bought at a garage sale by a New Jersey retiree for $25. She later sold the table at Sotheby’s for over half a million dollars. Sometimes the appraisers tell people ...read more

  • Did You Hear About The Middle School In New ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 17, 2007
     | 897 views

    Did you hear about the middle school in New Jersey that canceled a field trip to a performance of “A Christmas Carol” because some might be offended by the play’s Christian themes? As columnist Cal Thomas points out, this is not really even a Christian story, though it does contain elements of ...read more

  • Cinderella Man Tells The True Story Of Boxing ...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 4, 2010
     | 1,904 views

    Cinderella Man tells the true story of boxing legend James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), who made an incredible comeback during the Great Depression. Injured and arthritic, Braddock’s promising career was cut short, and he had to go on public assistance when he couldn’t get work at the docks in New ...read more

  • Pardoned Fugitive

    Contributed by Roger Byrd on Jul 17, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 289 views

    He was an unlikely criminal. In the difficult days after World War I, many veterans like Robert Elliot Burns had taken to “riding the rails” in search of work. A native of New Jersey, Burns had found the times very trying so when a friend told him of a job, he immediately agreed. The problem was ...read more

  • Jim Cymbala Began At The Brooklyn Tabernacle As ...  PRO

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 165 ratings
     | 5,384 views

    Jim Cymbala began at the Brooklyn Tabernacle as an ill-equipped, under-educated, time-strapped preacher who led a second congregation in New Jersey. The Brooklyn church had no money to pay him, a ramshackle building, and barely enough attendance to bother with weekly meetings. Today, the ...read more

  • During The Revolutionary War, A Loyalist Spy ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,235 views

    During the Revolutionary War, a loyalist spy appeared at the headquarters of Hessian commander Colonel Johann Rall, carrying an urgent message. General George Washington and his Continental army had secretly crossed the Delaware River that morning and were advancing on Trenton, New Jersey where the ...read more

  • During The Revolutionary War, A Loyalist Spy ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2006
     | 1,314 views

    During the Revolutionary War, a loyalist spy appeared at the headquarters of Hessian commander Colonel Johann Rall, carrying an urgent message. General George Washington and his Continental army had secretly crossed the Delaware River that morning and were advancing on Trenton, New Jersey where the ...read more

  • Rainbows In The Streets  PRO

    Contributed by Susan Blader on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,056 views

    Rainbows in the Streets The story is told of Professor Migliore who worked with inner-city kids in Trenton, New Jersey. One day, after telling the story of Noah to some of the children, he asked, “Now then, boys and girls, where do you see rainbows?” Several replied, “In the street!” The ...read more

  • In 1904 The Atlanta Newspapers Reported An ...

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Apr 9, 2008
     | 1,226 views

    In 1904 the Atlanta newspapers reported an amazing revival of prayer sweeping the city. On November 2nd the Supreme Court of Georgia closed so people could attend prayer meetings. Stores, factories, offices and even saloons followed suit. "For two hours at midday all Denver was held in a spell . . ...read more

  • Tomorrow

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 10, 2019
     | 2,295 views

    It is reported that Colonel Rahl, commander of the British troops in Trenton, New Jersey, was playing cards when a courier brought an urgent message stating that General George Washington was crossing the Delaware River. Rahl put the letter in his pocket and didn't bother to read it until his ...read more