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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In New Hampshire History

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1. On June 27, 1944, a B-24 Liberator bomber crashed into Mount Waternomee during a training flight, killing all nine crew members. The wreckage was not discovered until 1972, and a memorial plaque was placed at the crash site in 1986.

2. New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution on June 27, 1788, after a lengthy and often contentious debate. The state's ratification helped ensure that the Constitution would be adopted and implemented nationwide.

3. On June 27, 1887, the White Mountain Apache Chief, Geronimo, was captured by U.S. forces in Arizona after a long campaign to capture him and his followers. He and his band were eventually taken to Fort Bowie, Arizona and then to a prison in Florida.

4. The USS New Hampshire, a Virginia-class submarine, was christened on June 27, 2008, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The boat is 377 feet long and can travel at speeds of over 25 knots.

5. On June 27, 1991, New Hampshire became the first state in the country to recognize the holiday of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Governor Judd Gregg signed a proclamation recognizing the importance of the holiday and encouraging citizens to celebrate it.
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