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5 Fun Facts About January 27 In New Hampshire History

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1. On January 27, 1832, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the use of African-American slave labor in the Southern United States, making it one of the first Northern states to take a stance against slavery.

2. In 1925, a massive snowstorm swept through New Hampshire on January 27, dumping up to 36 inches of snow in some areas and causing widespread transportation disruptions and power outages.

3. January 27, 1950 marked the founding of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, originally known as the Franklin Pierce Law Center. It remains one of the top law schools in the country and boasts an impressive list of alumni, including several U.S. senators and governors.

4. On January 27, 1965, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring Daniel Webster, who was born in Franklin, New Hampshire and was one of the most influential statesmen of the early 19th century.

5. In 2015, the state of New Hampshire celebrated the 30th anniversary of the state lottery on January 27, which has raised over $2 billion for public education and other state programs since its inception. The lottery is particularly popular in New Hampshire due to the lack of a state income or sales tax.
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