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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In New Hampshire History

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1. In 1778, New Hampshire adopted its first constitution, becoming the ninth state to do so. This constitution served as the state's governing document until it was replaced in 1784.

2. February 6, 1833, saw the birth of Charles Winthrop Sawyer, who served as the 62nd Governor of New Hampshire from 1945 to 1949. Sawyer, who also served in the US Navy during World War I, oversaw significant investments in education, transportation, and conservation while in office.

3. In 1914, the town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire, set a world record for the largest snowflake ever recorded. The snowflake, which measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick, was observed by a farmer who was out walking in the snow.

4. February 6, 1932, marked the end of an era in New Hampshire politics when Henry W. Keyes, the state's longest-serving governor, died at the age of 70. Keyes, a Republican, served three non-consecutive terms as governor between 1917 and 1923.

5. In 1970, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of State v. Robinson. The case, which involved a challenge to the state's anti-obscenity laws, led to the establishment of the "New Hampshire Rule," which remains a key standard for determining whether a work is obscene under state law.
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