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Samuel Augustus Ward, son of Newark, composed America The Beautiful
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Newark-born Samuel Augustus Ward, composer of America The Beautiful, wrote the song’s melody on his way home from a trip to Coney Island amusement park.

The legendary aviator dedicated the country’s first commercial airline terminal here
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Opened in 1928, Newark Liberty International Airport is the nation’s oldest airfield, and its first commercial airline terminal was dedicated by Amelia Earhart in 1935.

Newark is the birthplace of M&M’s
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Everybody’s favorite candy, M&M’s, was created here in 1940 after Forrest E. Mars saw soldiers eating hard-shelled chocolate pellets during the Spanish Civil War.

The Newark skyline at sunrise
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