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5 Fun Facts About November 15 In New Hampshire History

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1. On November 15, 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, which established a loose union of thirteen colonies as the United States of America. New Hampshire was one of the first states to ratify the Articles in 1778.

2. In 1806, the New Hampshire legislature changed the name of "Cardigan Mountain" to "Orange Mountain" in honor of President Thomas Jefferson, who was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, whose color was orange.

3. On November 15, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman began his "March to the Sea" campaign from Atlanta to Savannah during the American Civil War. New Hampshire soldiers fought in Sherman's army and were involved in several key battles on the march.

4. In 1892, the first football game was played at Dartmouth College's new athletic field, now known as Memorial Field, on November 15th. The game was played between Dartmouth and Amherst College, and Dartmouth won 10-4.

5. On November 15, 1924, the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods hosted the first meeting of the "Bretton Woods Conference" that established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The conference was attended by delegates from 44 nations, including New Hampshire Senator George Moses and future U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
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