New Jersey was the 3rd state to join the union, but the first to sign the Bill of Rights. The first settlement in New Jersey was founded by the Dutch in 1160 and taken over by the British in 1664. It was then named after the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. Due to its location, more Revolutionary War battles have taken place in New Jersey than in any other state. New Jersey is a large supplier of blueberries, cranberries, and tomatoes to the rest of the world and is home to some very famous innovators such as Thomas Edison and Elizabeth White, who helped to domesticate wild blueberries.
When Is National New Jersey Day?
On July 27th, we celebrate and honour the Garden State, New Jersey.
History Of National New Jersey Day
In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii.