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Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.

The highest wind speed recorded at ground level is at Mt. Washington, on April 12, 1934. The winds were three times as fast as those in most hurricanes.

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  • 1603 - The first recorded visit to New Hampshire took place in 1603, when an English sea captain, Martin Pring, explored the shoreline and a small part of the interior.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html

  • 1614 - Captain John Smith explores New Hampshire region

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1680 - New Hampshire separated from Massachusetts.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

  • News 1725 - February 20 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100 a scalp bounty

    onthisday.com
    February 20, 1725

  • 1735-1736 - Throat Distemper
    "In 1735 - 1736 the town of Kingston suffered a pandemic of throat distemper and lost 150 children, most under the age of 10. The disease spread to...Read MORE...


  • In 1741 the Province of New Hampshire was separated from Massachusetts, and Binning Wentworth of Portsmouth, was appointed Governor.

    http://www.chichesternh.org/

  • 1774 - New Hampshire first state to declare independence from England; Powder raid occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm

  • 1778 - New Hampshire first state to hold constitutional convention

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm

  • 1784 - New Hampshire's present constitution was adopted in 1784; it is the second oldest in the country.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html

  • 1809 - New Hampshire’s state motto is “Live Free or Die” and was coined by General John Stark in 1809

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html

  • News January 19, 1810 - The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy struck Sanbornton NH where three children froze to death.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 19, 1810

  • News 1815 - September 23 - One of the greatest hurricanes to strike New England made landfall at Long Island and crossed Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
    It was the worst tempest in nearly two hundred years.
    WeatherForYou.com
    September 23, 1815

  • News January 17, 1817 - A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 17, 1817

  • 1840 - Webster-Ashburton Treaty determined official border between state of New Hampshire and Canada

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm

  • News 1870 - A New Hampshire shoemaker and his wife were both found dead in their bed, a few mornings ago.
    An examination showed that the husband had died of apoplexy, and the wife of heart disease.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870

  • 1895 - New Hampshire
    New Hampshire, one of the New Eng land states of the American Union, bounded N. by the province of Quebec, Canada, E. by Maine and the Atlantic, S....Read MORE...


  • 1899 - The very first motorized ascent of the Mount Washington auto road was by Feelan O. Stanley, of Stanley Steamer fame, in 1899.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html

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    Hotel Elmwood, Wolfeboro, N.H.
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    Church at Nelson, N. H.
  • News 1932 - August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 7, 1932

  • News 1934 - April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

    WeatherForYou.com
    April 12, 1934

  • News 1936 - February 24th - 25th - 1936 - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

    The Weather Channel
    February 25, 1936

  • 1938 - First aerial passenger tramway in North America established at Cannon Mountain

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm

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    Main Street looking South, Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1952 - New Hampshire introduced the nation's first presidential primary election.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html

  • News 1965 - August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.
    Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many locations it was the earliest freeze of...Read MORE...


  • 2003 - Rocky icon, Old Man of the Mountain, collapsed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm



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Hotel Elmwood, Wolfeboro, N.H.

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Main Street looking South, Nashua, New Hampshire

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  • 1603 - The first recorded visit to New Hampshire took place in 1603, when an English sea captain, Martin Pring, explored the shoreline and a small part of the interior.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • 1614 - Captain John Smith explores New Hampshire region

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1680 - New Hampshire separated from Massachusetts.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • News  1725 - February 20 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100 a scalp bounty

    onthisday.com
    February 20, 1725
  • 1735-1736 - Throat Distemper
    "In 1735 - 1736 the town of Kingston suffered a pandemic of throat distemper and lost 150 children, most under the age of 10. The disease spread to... Read MORE...

  • In 1741 the Province of New Hampshire was separated from Massachusetts, and Binning Wentworth of Portsmouth, was appointed Governor.

    http://www.chichesternh.org/
  • 1774 - New Hampshire first state to declare independence from England; Powder raid occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm
  • 1778 - New Hampshire first state to hold constitutional convention

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm
  • 1784 - New Hampshire's present constitution was adopted in 1784; it is the second oldest in the country.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • 1809 - New Hampshire’s state motto is “Live Free or Die” and was coined by General John Stark in 1809

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • News  January 19, 1810 - The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy struck Sanbornton NH where three children froze to death.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 19, 1810
  • News  1815 - September 23 - One of the greatest hurricanes to strike New England made landfall at Long Island and crossed Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
    It was the worst tempest in nearly two hundred years.
    WeatherForYou.com
    September 23, 1815
  • News  January 17, 1817 - A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 17, 1817
  • 1840 - Webster-Ashburton Treaty determined official border between state of New Hampshire and Canada

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm
  • News  1870 - A New Hampshire shoemaker and his wife were both found dead in their bed, a few mornings ago.
    An examination showed that the husband had died of apoplexy, and the wife of heart disease. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870
  • 1895 - New Hampshire
    New Hampshire, one of the New Eng land states of the American Union, bounded N. by the province of Quebec, Canada, E. by Maine and the Atlantic, S.... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - The very first motorized ascent of the Mount Washington auto road was by Feelan O. Stanley, of Stanley Steamer fame, in 1899.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • News  1918 - May 16 - White Mountain National Forest is established as a result of the Weeks Act of 1911.
    "Exploration of the White Mountains by Europeans began in the mid-17th century. In the late 18th century, after the Revolutionary War, settlers cleared forests for mixed agriculture and grazing, establishing farming communities with schools, stores, and mills. Many of these farms, and sometimes... Read MORE...

  • News  1932 - August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 7, 1932
  • News  1934 - April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

    WeatherForYou.com
    April 12, 1934
  • News  1936 - February 24th - 25th - 1936 - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

    The Weather Channel
    February 25, 1936
  • 1938 - First aerial passenger tramway in North America established at Cannon Mountain

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm
  • 1952 - New Hampshire introduced the nation's first presidential primary election.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • News  1965 - August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.
    Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many locations it was the earliest freeze of... Read MORE...

  • 2003 - Rocky icon, Old Man of the Mountain, collapsed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nhtimeln.htm

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