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5 Fun Facts About August 30 In New Hampshire History

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1. On August 30, 1862, the state of New Hampshire sent its 4th Regiment to fight in the American Civil War. The regiment would go on to take part in several major battles, including the Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Gettysburg.

2. In 1895, the first electric trolley car in New Hampshire went into service in Manchester on August 30. The trolley car line connected the city with neighboring towns and cities, and was a major transportation hub in the region for decades.

3. On August 30, 1953, the famous actor and comedian Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York. Sandler grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and attended Manchester Central High School. He has since gone on to become one of the most successful and well-known actors in Hollywood.

4. In 1969, the town of Hanover, New Hampshire was hit by a devastating flood on August 30. The flood, caused by heavy rain, destroyed many homes and buildings in the town and forced thousands of residents to evacuate. The flood would go on to be one of the most significant natural disasters in New Hampshire history.

5. On August 30, 1984, the famous actor and director Orson Welles passed away in Los Angeles, California. Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but spent much of his life in New Hampshire, where he lived and worked as a theater director and actor at the Peterborough Playhouse in the 1930s. He is best known for his work as a writer, director, and actor, including directing and starring in the classic film Citizen Kane.
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