Strikes, railroads, photography, and other NJ facts | Albright

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.