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5 Fun Facts About June 6 In New Mexico History

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1) On June 6, 1754, the Spanish established the settlement of Santa Fe de San Francisco, which would later become the capital of New Mexico.
2) On June 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States.
3) The Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was detonated, is located in New Mexico and was opened to the public on June 6, 1952.
4) American actor and director Dennis Hopper, who was born in Kansas but grew up in California and spent a significant amount of time in New Mexico, passed away on June 6, 2010.
5) On June 6, 1944, while not a specific event in New Mexico history, D-Day marked a major turning point in World War II, which greatly impacted the lives of many New Mexicans, both at home and abroad.
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