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5 Fun Facts About May 7 In New Hampshire History

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1. On May 7, 1791, the town of Hanover in New Hampshire was incorporated. It was named after Hanover, Germany, which is the birthplace of King George III's wife, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

2. May 7, 1823, marks the birthdate of Oliver Otis Howard, a Civil War general who later founded Howard University in Washington, D.C. He also played a key role in the reconstruction of the South after the war.

3. The Great New England Hurricane hit New Hampshire on May 7, 1938, causing widespread damage and many casualties. The storm remains one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in New England history.

4. May 7, 1984, saw the opening of the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon. The track has hosted numerous NASCAR events over the years and is a popular destination for racing fans from across the region.

5. On May 7, 2005, the town of Colebrook in northern New Hampshire was rocked by a tragic shooting that left four people dead. The incident remains one of the deadliest shootings in the state's history and prompted a discussion about gun control and mental health in the United States.
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