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5 Fun Facts About September 25 In New Hampshire History

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1. John Langdon, New Hampshire's first Governor, was born on September 25th, 1741. Langdon was a prominent figure in the American Revolution and played a significant role in securing funding for the Continental Army.

2. On September 25th, 1783, George Washington visited Portsmouth, New Hampshire to attend a banquet held in his honor. This was the only time Washington visited New Hampshire during his presidency.

3. A major hurricane, known as the "1938 New England Hurricane," hit New Hampshire on September 25th, 1938. The storm caused widespread devastation, with many homes and buildings destroyed and hundreds of lives lost.

4. In 1983, New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu declared September 25th "R.E.M. Day." This was in honor of the alternative rock band R.E.M., who had recently performed a concert in the state.

5. On September 25th, 2008, New Hampshire became the first state in the country to launch a lottery game based on the popular television show "American Idol." The game allowed players to win prizes by correctly predicting the winner of each episode.
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