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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In New Hampshire History

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1. On January 14, 1784, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American Revolutionary War.

2. The first American avalanche tragedy on record occurred on January 14, 1826, in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. Nine people died in the avalanche, which struck while they were clearing a path through the mountains.

3. In 1875, the first indoor ice hockey game in the United States was played on January 14 at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. The teams were made up of Canadian students who brought the sport with them from Canada.

4. On January 14, 1942, a German U-boat attacked the American tanker Coimbra off the coast of New Hampshire. The tanker sank, killing 36 crew members, and was the first Allied ship lost to enemy action in North American waters during World War II.

5. In 1954, the historic Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, was sold to a trust fund for $450,000 on January 14. The hotel was the site of the Bretton Woods conference in 1944, which established the post-World War II international monetary system.
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