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1967 07 July
The Plainfield Riots
The riots here were associated with the larger Newark riots of the same time period. Thousands of dollars in damage was done through looting and arson. About 50 people were injured and one Plainfield police officer died. The New Jersey National Guard was called in to calm things down after three days. The riots affected the growth and distribution of race in the area for years later.

The Plainfield Teacher's College Hoax
Two college football fans made up a fake college called Plainfield Teacher's College in 1941. The non-existent football team's scores were published by major newspapers, including the New York Times before the discovery that the school didn't exist, much less the football team.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Plainfield and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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