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5 Fun Facts About February 12 In New Hampshire History

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1. In 1733, the town of Bow, New Hampshire was incorporated. Located in Merrimack County, Bow was originally part of Dunstable, Massachusetts before becoming a separate township.

2. On February 12, 1791, New Hampshire ratified the United States Constitution, becoming the ninth state to do so. This helped establish the new federal government and solidified New Hampshire's place in American history.

3. In 1912, the town of Woodstock, New Hampshire experienced a severe forest fire that resulted in the loss of over 25,000 acres of timberland and many homes. Despite the devastation, the town eventually recovered and is now a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

4. On February 12, 1924, the famous comedian and actor, Jack Benny, performed at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire as part of his Vaudeville tour. Benny was known for his witty one-liners and his signature catchphrase, "Well, ​I'm thinking​."

5. In 1967, the New Hampshire State House officially declared February as "Heart Month" in recognition of the American Heart Association's efforts to promote heart health and awareness. This declaration helped raise awareness for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
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