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5 Fun Facts About October 28 In New Hampshire History

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1. On October 28, 1692, Martha Corey was executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. While not in New Hampshire, this event had a significant impact on the region as it was part of the larger witchcraft hysteria that affected many communities in New England.

2. On October 28, 1776, the British advanced on Fort Ticonderoga, which was defended by American forces led by General Arthur St. Clair. The British were eventually able to take the fort, which gave them control over a key waterway and allowed them to push further into New York.

3. On October 28, 1865, the New Hampshire State Board of Agriculture was established. This organization was responsible for promoting agricultural development in the state and played a significant role in the growth of the state's farming industry.

4. On October 28, 1933, the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord was the site of the state's last execution by hanging. The condemned man, Howard Long, was convicted of murder and had appealed his sentence to the US Supreme Court, but his appeal was denied.

5. On October 28, 1987, a massive storm hit New England, causing widespread damage and power outages. The storm, which came to be known as the "Perfect Storm," was the subject of a book and movie of the same name and is still remembered as one of the most powerful storms in the region's history.
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