The area was originally occupied by the Lenni-Lenape Indians.
A number of the Indians lived along the Delaware shore.
Pettys Island is believed to have been the location where Edward Teach (Captain Blackbeard) docked his ship when he visited Philadelphia. [Pettys Island was originally called "Aquikanasara" and later "Treaty Island"
|Thomas Burrough became the owner of the mansion house in Pennsauken.|
|Dr. William Dover bought the Burrough Farm House.|
|New Jersey Legislature created Camden County.|
|Pennsauken village was settled.|
|Pennsauken Township was created.|
||Peter McGuire (from Pennsauken) won a 19-year fight to legalize Labor Day.
|President Grover Cleveland approved law for construction of the Delaware Bridge across the Delaware River.|
|William T. Reed, a former resident of Pennsauken, was elected President of the State Senate. Later in the year, he resigned to become State Treasurer.|
|Northern half of Crescent Boulevard (Route 130) was opened for travel on July 1st.|
|Jersey Joe Walcott (Arnold Cream) became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.|
|The last major farm in Pennsauken is sold by Mrs. Clinton Funk and became industrial park #10.|
|Richard M. Nixon motored Pennsauken while campaigning for president.|
|The Betsy Ross Bridge opened. Harry Bilick became the first person to walk across the new bridge.|
|The old oak tree on Westfield Avenue died and was cut down. The tree was over 80 feet tall and believed to be older than the country.|
For a more comprehensive list of interesting items and dates please see "The Pennsauken Story" by Jack H. Fichter, which is where the above info was gathered.