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5 Fun Facts About March 25 In New Hampshire History

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1. On March 25, 1775, the town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, was incorporated. It was named after Canterbury, England and became home to many Shakers, who established a community in the town in the early 19th century.
2. On March 25, 1915, the town of New London, New Hampshire, celebrated the opening of the New London Inn, which still operates today as a historic hotel and restaurant. The hotel has hosted many famous guests, including Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
3. On March 25, 1971, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of Claremont School District v. Governor of New Hampshire. The ruling declared that the state's education funding system was unconstitutional, paving the way for major reforms to the state's education system.
4. On March 25, 1993, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples. It was the first state in the United States to pass such a law, although civil unions were not recognized by the federal government at the time.
5. On March 25, 2010, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a wind gust of 231 miles per hour, the highest non-tornado wind speed ever recorded on Earth at the time. The Observatory, located on the summit of Mount Washington, is known for its extreme weather conditions and research efforts.
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