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75 Years Ago: VJ (Victory over Japan) Day in New Hampshire

Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August 1945, but the formal signing of the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender” was on 2 September 1945 onboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This action officially ended World War II. My … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Not On The Fourth of July

Many Americans accept the Fourth of July as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However it was not signed on that day. The Trenton (New Jersey) Evening Times of 26 March 1885 credits the research of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Signers and the U.S. Constitution–17 September 1787

September 17, 2016 is the 229th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, that occurred on 17 September 1787. This event is completely different than the earlier signing of New Hampshire’s state constitution (established October 31, 1783, that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First to Die during Korean War: Manchester’s PFC Roger B. Cote (1930-1950)

In March of 1951, Mayor Josaphat T. Benoit and Board of Alderman passed an ordinance, as follows: “That the Square located in East Manchester where Valley Street and Massabesic Street intersects, be officially designated and known on all official records … Continue reading

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Missing Places: Yoken’s Restaurant in Portsmouth NH (1947-2004)

Yoken’s Restaurant on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth NH closed in September of 2004. The property was sold, and the original landmark demolished.  Now some are trying to rescue the “Thar She Blows” trademark sign. In a city known for the … Continue reading

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