Historically speaking, did you know that:
Passaic Textile Strike: The 1926 strike in Passaic’s textile mills was the first major walkout directed by the Communist party, working with the American Federation of Labor.
Paterson Silk Strike: In 1913, 23 thousand Paterson silk workers went on strike. It became the largest and longest strike in the city’s history.
Pathmark: The Pathmark Supermarket was founded in 1968.
Peat: Peat is a general term applied to loose plant remains formed under swamp-like conditions.
Penn Central Railroad: The Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads merged in 1968, forming Penn Central.
Pennsylvania Railroad: The Pennsylvania Railroad was fifth largest railroad in size based on track mileage — 10 thousand miles — from the late 1930s to the late 1960s.
Peper v the Princeton University Board of Trustees: In 1978, the New Jersey Supreme Court interpreted the equal protection clause in the state constitution to prohibit sex discrimination in employment.
Peregrine Falcon: The peregrine falcon is the largest falcon in New Jersey.
Pesticides: Pesticides are compounds used to control pests.
Sampson Peters: Sampson Peters, 1771 to 1845, was the Methodist leader of African Americans in Trenton.
Pharmaceutical Industries: The pharmaceutical industries in New Jersey include research, development, and production, making it the largest industry in the state.
Photography: France’s Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre and Englishman William Henry Fox Talbot introduced photography to the public in 1839.
Joseph Albright’s column appears on Thursdays in The Jersey Journal.