Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Hampshire Sports/College

Dartmouth College in Hanover is one of the nine Colonial Colleges. These nine colleges were chartered in the American Colonies, prior to the United States becoming a sovereign nation. Originally a men's college, Dartmouth began admitting women in 1972.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Hampshire Historical

On September 5, 1905 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the Treaty of Portsmouth was signed. This treaty was the end the Russo-Japanese War.
*Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is actually in Kittery, Maine...but named after the nearby city of Portsmouth, N.H.*

Monday, January 16, 2012

Nevada Interesting Fact

In 2009, Nevada took in $830 million in gambling revenue. Nevada is considered to be the gambling capital of the U.S. However, the state does not have a lottery, which may be the reason it only ranks 12th for total gambling revenue.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nevada Interesting People

Thelma Catherine Ryan was born in Ely on March 16, 1924, the day before St Patrick's Day. Her father, William M. Ryan Sr. was of Irish descent and gave Thelma the nickname of Pat. Pat Nixon was the First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974.

John Albert "Jack" Kramer was born in Las Vegas on August 1, 1921 . Jack was an American tennis player who was considered the "father" of professional tennis tours. For 35 years beginning in 1948, the Jack Kramer Autograph tennis racket was Wilson Sporting Goods most popular selling racket.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nevada Sports/University

In 1951, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas held it's first college classes in a classroom at Las Vegas High School.

Nevada Historical

Nevada's official slogan is the "Battle Born State". It became a state in 1864 during the Civil War.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nebraska Interesting Fact

Omaha was originally Nebraska's capital. The capital was moved to the center at Lancaster. Lancaster was later re-named Lincoln, after President Abraham Lincoln who had recently been assassinated.