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5 Fun Facts About August 3 In New Hampshire History

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1. On August 3, 1769, Dartmouth College received its royal charter from King George III, making it the ninth oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

2. The first recorded ascent of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States, took place on August 3, 1642, when Darby Field climbed to the summit with a Native American guide.

3. The famous Manchester Millyard, now a National Historic Landmark, came into being on August 3, 1851, when the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company sold its first bolt of cloth.

4. August 3, 1857 saw the opening of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, now known as Hampton University, which was founded to provide education and vocational training to African-American students.

5. On August 3, 1916, the New Hampshire state legislature ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. This made New Hampshire the ninth state to do so and helped to secure nationwide suffrage in the following year.
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