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5 Fun Facts About June 7 In New Hampshire History

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1. The town of Rindge was incorporated on June 7, 1768. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Rindge was named for a prominent politician in London, England.

2. On June 7, 1878, a severe thunderstorm swept across southern New Hampshire, causing significant damage in the towns of Exeter, Stratham, and Hampton. Several buildings were struck by lightning and fires broke out, leading to the destruction of several homes and businesses.

3. The First New Hampshire Turnpike, which connected Hanover and Haverhill, Massachusetts, was chartered on June 7, 1799. The turnpike was a major transportation route in the early 19th century, allowing for faster and more efficient travel between northern New England and the Boston area.

4. On June 7, 1932, the famous actor and comedian Dudley Moore was born in Dagenham, England. Moore lived in New Hampshire for several years and was known to frequent local restaurants and nightclubs.

5. The state's first gay pride parade was held in Concord on June 7, 1992. Over 400 people participated in the parade, which was organized by the New Hampshire Gay and Lesbian Rights Coalition. The event marked a significant moment in the state's LGBTQ+ history and helped to increase visibility and acceptance for the community.
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