10 Facts About Atlantic City

1. Atlantic City inspired the US version of the board game Monopoly, which is reflected in the use of Atlantic City street names in the game.

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2. Atlantic City sold some "salt water taffy" to a girl, who proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends.

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3. Atlantic City led the initiative, in 1923, to construct the Atlantic City High School at Albany and Atlantic Avenues.

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4. Atlantic City hosted the 1964 Democratic National Convention which nominated Lyndon Johnson for president and Hubert Humphrey as vice president.

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5. Resorts Atlantic City was the first casino to open, in May 1978, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Governor of New Jersey Brendan Byrne.

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6. In 2020, Bally's Atlantic City was acquired by Bally's Corporation.

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7. Atlantic City was the home of the Miss America competition, hosting the event from its inception until 2004, and again from 2013 to 2018.

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8. Atlantic City is governed within the Faulkner Act under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government (Plan D), implemented by direct petition effective as of July 1, 1982.

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9. Atlantic City is located in the 2nd Congressional district and is part of New Jersey's 2nd state legislative district.

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10. Atlantic City is connected to other cities in several ways.

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