Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, New Hampshire!

Today is the anniversary of New Hampshire being admitted to our United States of America.

Date of Admittance:

June 21, 1758 

 Parentage: The area was named by Captain John Mason after his home county in England.

Place in the Family

Number 9
Right after Bratty South Carolina (May 1788)
and Bossy Pants Virginia (June 25, 1788)

"Live Free Or Die"
yep, they said it first

The Granite State
because of all of its aged rock

On the License Plate
"Live Free Or Die"
and a picture of the Old Man Of The Mountain 

State Flag
A blue banner with the state seal in the center,
surrounded by 9 stars
(9th state to join)


First City You Probably Think of
When You Think "New Hampshire"

Actual State Capital: Concord

State Size (Area) is 46th of 50.
Population is closer to 41st of 50.
(per 2000 Census figures)

New Hampshire Sports:
New Hampshire has NO professional sports teams.

Anybody From New Hampshire
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Franklin Pierce,
14th President of the United States

And on TV,
New Hampshire Governor Josiah Bartlett
was president in THE WEST WING

New Hampshire Astronauts
Alan Shepard, Jr
First American in space,
5th Man on The Moon

Christa McAuliffe
First Private Citizen in Space

Sporty New Hampshirers
Bode Miller
Olympic Gold Medalist Alpine Skier

Sam Fuld
MLB Outfielder, Tampa Bay Rays

Celebrities From New Hampshire

Mandy Moore

Singer, Actress

Sarah Silverman

Actress, Comedienne

set in Maine; filmed in New Hampshire  

NH Literary Figures

John Irving

Cider House Rules,
The World According To Garp, etc

Dan Brown
The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons, etc
Historial New Hampshites
Major General John Stark

coined the phrase, "Live Free or Die!"  

Horace Greeley

publisher & abolitionist,
coined the phrase, "Go West, Young Men!" 


Mary Baker Eddy

created The Christian Science religion

A Song For You....

"F>@&ing Matt Damon"

Written & Sung by Sarah Silverman
(co-starring Matt Damon)

1 comment:

  1. Did any superhero from DC or Marvel (much more likely DC) ever come from New Hampshire? THAT would be a fun fact! :)