Today in New Hampshire History
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Events 1 - 14 of 14
1679-09-18 - New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
1749-01-03 - Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
1760-01-28 - Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
1769-12-13 - Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter
1774-12-13 - 1st incident of American Revolution - 400 attack Ft William and Mary, New Hampshire
1774-12-14 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William & Mary
1776-01-05 - Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
1911-07-04 - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
1924-05-11 - Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)
1925-01-28 - -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
1991-08-19 - Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
2003-05-03 - New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton 2007-11-30 - Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.
2008-01-01 - A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
Birthdays 1 - 13 of 13
1713-06-16 - Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
1819-10-16 - Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886)
1821-07-16 - Mary Baker Eddy, Bow New Hampshire, founded Christian Science (Science & Health), (d. 1910)
1941-12-09 - Beau Bridges, LA California, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer)
1952-11-25 - John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
1957-03-23 - Amanda Plummer, NYC, actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker)
1957-05-01 - Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
1961-01-19 - Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
1964-06-22 - Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)
1974-10-31 - Julie Minta Gleneck, Miss New Hampshire USA (1996)
1975-11-12 - Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire (1997)
Author Dan Brown (1964-06-22) 1978-04-21 - Melissa Coish, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA (1996)
1980-05-05 - Bonnie Lynn Gagnon, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA (1997)
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
2006-08-12 - "Syfy" actor Sam Huntington (24) weds actress Rachel Klein in Hancock, New Hampshire
Deaths 1 - 3 of 3
1786-01-14 - Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)
1886-10-08 - Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
1963-01-29 - Robert Lee Frost, US poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88