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5 Fun Facts About May 29 In New Hampshire History

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1. In 1765, the New Hampshire Stamp Act riots occurred in Portsmouth, protesting British taxation without representation. The rioters seized and burned stamped paper, and the British governor fled the city.

2. In 1848, Franklin Pierce, a New Hampshire native, was nominated as the Democratic candidate for president at the national convention in Baltimore. He went on to win the election.

3. In 1914, the iconic Mount Washington Hotel opened in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. It was a popular destination for the wealthy and played host to international conferences, including the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, which established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

4. In 1969, New Hampshire became the first state in the US to have a state lottery. The first drawing was held on May 30 and the winning numbers were 1, 7, 11, 14, and 23.

5. In 2004, Portsmouth, New Hampshire celebrated its 375th anniversary. The city was founded in 1623 and has a rich history, including being the site of the first naval engagement of the American Revolution.
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