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5 Fun Facts About April 10 In New Hampshire History

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1. On April 10, 1804, the New Hampshire legislature passed an act incorporating Plymouth as a town. Located in the central part of the state, Plymouth is home to Plymouth State University and was once a major center for manufacturing and commerce.
2. April 10, 1866, marked the opening of the first session of the New Hampshire General Court to be held in the newly constructed State House in Concord. This impressive building remains a symbol of New Hampshire's commitment to government transparency and serves as the seat of the state's legislative and executive branches.
3. In 1923, on April 10, New Hampshire native and famed scientist Robert Frost published his Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poems, "New Hampshire." The volume features many of Frost's most celebrated works, including "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Fire and Ice," and "Nothing Gold Can Stay."
4. On April 10, 1966, singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. LaMontagne gained national attention with his 2004 debut album "Trouble," which was nominated for a Mercury Prize and reached the top 5 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts. He has continued to release critically acclaimed albums and perform around the world.
5. Finally, on April 10, 1999, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats played their first-ever game as a Double-A minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Based in Manchester, the Fisher Cats have been a beloved part of New Hampshire's sports scene for over 20 years and have a loyal fan base across the state.
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