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5 Fun Facts About January 25 In New Hampshire History

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1. On January 25, 1961, the "Great New England Blizzard" hit New Hampshire and other parts of the region. The storm dropped over two feet of snow and caused widespread damage and power outages.

2. On January 25, 1877, the only known meteorite strike in New Hampshire occurred in the town of Troy. The meteorite, estimated to weigh about 1,000 pounds, was witnessed by many locals and caused a large explosion.

3. On January 25, 1981, the New Hampshire Patriots played in their first ever AFC Championship Game, but were defeated by the Oakland Raiders. The game was played at the Oakland Coliseum in California.

4. On January 25, 1845, Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, one of the largest cotton textile mills in the world, was incorporated in Manchester, New Hampshire. The company would continue to grow and be an important part of the state's economy for decades.

5. On January 25, 1935, Governor John Winant established New Hampshire's first ever unemployment compensation law. The law provided financial assistance to workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and has since been expanded and updated to meet changing economic conditions.
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