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5 Fun Facts About July 10 In New Hampshire History

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1. On July 10, 1945, New Hampshire Governor Charles M. Dale died suddenly of a heart attack while attending a conference in New York City. His death came as a shock to the state, as he had just been elected to a third term as governor and was widely respected for his leadership during World War II.

2. In 1778, the Continental Army under General John Sullivan marched through New Hampshire on their way to defeat a group of British loyalists and Native Americans in upstate New York. The campaign became known as the Sullivan Expedition and was intended to suppress support for the British in the frontier regions of America.

3. On July 10, 1872, the state of New Hampshire passed a law allowing towns to establish public libraries using tax dollars. This legislation paved the way for the widespread proliferation of public libraries throughout the state and helped to promote literacy and education among the population.

4. In 1919, the city of Nashua, New Hampshire was hit by a massive flood caused by heavy rains and the overflow of nearby rivers and streams. The disaster caused extensive damage to homes and businesses throughout the city and left many residents homeless. Despite the destruction, the community rallied together to rebuild and recover from the disaster.

5. On July 10, 1984, the New Hampshire State House was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The State House, located in Concord, is the oldest state capitol building in the country in which legislative sessions are still conducted in its original chambers. The building is a symbol of the state's rich history and political traditions.
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