Tag Archives: Day

New Hampshire Tidbits: Toast and Punch on the Fourth of July

1854 FOURTH OF JULY TOAST Here’s to the man That owned the land That raised the corn, That fed the goose, That bore the quill, That made the pen, That wrote the Declaration of Independence. — Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2020

This year, due to the COVID epidemic, many gatherings and parades will not be happening (at least I hope that people have the correct mindset to not create events that will spread this deadly flu).  In the past I’ve written … Continue reading

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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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A New Hampshire April Fool

Over the past 14 years I’ve written several stories about April Fools Day as it relates to New Hampshire and New England.  The custom of playing pranks was most certainly brought to New Hampshire by the first European colonists. A … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: A Valentine Party, A Poem, and Family History

My research projects often take me on a journey down one or more rabbit holes. What I mean by this (and any seasoned family historian would agree) that we may start off focusing on one person or event, when suddenly … Continue reading

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