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5 Fun Facts About February 21 In New Hampshire History

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1. On February 21, 1787, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, officially making it a part of the United States. Its ratification was crucial to the document's adoption.

2. In 1849, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that schools were not permitted to use corporal punishment on their students. This decision helped pave the way for changes in the way schools across the country approached discipline.

3. February 21, 1934, marked the official establishment of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Covering more than 750,000 acres, the forest is known for its stunning landscape and plentiful outdoor activities.

4. In 1972, New Hampshire Senator Thomas J. McIntyre called for an end to the Vietnam War during a speech on the Senate floor. His impassioned plea helped fuel the anti-war movement and contributed to the eventual end of the conflict.

5. On February 21, 1995, New Hampshire became one of the first states in the country to implement a statewide prescription monitoring program. This program aimed to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by monitoring the dispensing of opioids and other addictive medications.
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