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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In New Mexico History

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1. In 1846, the American army under the command of General Stephen W. Kearny marched into Santa Fe and claimed New Mexico for the United States.

2. On December 27, 1854, the first issue of the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette was published, becoming the first newspaper in New Mexico.

3. In 1907, a violent explosion at the New Mexico State Penitentiary in Santa Fe killed 41 people and injured dozens more.

4. On this day in 1994, the Navajo Nation and New Mexico signed a historic agreement establishing a tax-sharing system between the state and the Navajo Nation.

5. In 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the state, becoming the 17th state in the United States to recognize same-sex marriage.
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