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... a baby carriage was sent flying down the Potemkin Steps,
creating one of the greatest moments in cinematography.
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. . . if I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere . . .
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...harness racing was invented.

I spontaneously learned to read when I was 5 (no joke--my parents honestly don't know how it happened). The book was Green Eggs and Ham. A few months later, one of the horses racing at the Historic Track was named Green Eggs and Ham.
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they have a yearly parade celebrating...


mules.
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We have public holiday for a horse race.
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FDR's Presidential train stopped while on a presidential campaign. Democrats were out the next morning sniffing the air.

A few miles out my road, was a place where Union soldiers shot up a fence post, thinking it was a draft rioter trying to avoid the draft, but the draft rioters had already fled before the Union soldiers even arrived. However, one guy fell off his horse and broke his knee while fleeing. Officially called the Battle of Black Creek. Unofficially called the Battle of "Fort Fizzle", which was actually just a stone wall.
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The greatest band of all time were born.
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Osiris Ra wrote:
... a baby carriage was sent flying down the Potemkin Steps,
creating one of the greatest moments in cinematography.


In the land where I was born, we call those the Potemkin Stairs, or the Odessa Steps. I suppose you guys that were born over there can call them whatever you want. Of course I personally call them the Richelieu Steps, for spite.
 
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there is a naval shipyard, called Norfolk. The city, mind you, is not.
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-- Paul Rubens looked in vain for a basement.

-- We have a parade honoring "The Ugly King." (New one chosen each year).

-- We claim to have a river, but diverted it for tourist dollars.
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...is possibly where the hamburger was invented in the 1890s, even before the surrounding territory became a state.

...is/was the hometown of Tony Randall, Gary Busey, Gaylord Sartain, J. Paul Getty, and Mary Kay Place.

...was once called "America's Most Beautiful City" by Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

...before the title was taken over by Houston, Texas, it was once known as "The Oil Capital of the World".

...has been used as a test market -- for Strawberry Quik (mid-1960s) and 1-liter Coke bottles (late 1980s).

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was granted a market charter in 1251, by Henry III.
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...on April 3, 1638, the Reverend John Wheelwright and others purchased the land from Wehanownowit, the leader of the Squamscott indians. Wheelwright had been exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a puritan theocracy, for sharing the dissident religious views of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson. The minister took with him about 175 individuals to found the town he named after Exeter in Devon, England.

...the rebellious Provincial Congress held its meetings, after being banned from the colonial capital of Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1774. In July of 1775, the Provincial Congress had the provincial records seized from royal officials in Portsmouth and brought to Exeter as well. And so Exeter became New Hampshire's Revolutionary War capital, until Concord assumed the role 14 years later.

...the United States Republican Party was born, on October 12, 1853 at the Squamscott Hotel, but nothing came of the secret meeting of Amos Tuck with other abolitionists that day, and the party was not organized in the state until 1856.

...in September 1965 Exeter earned a place in UFO history when two Exeter police officers, Eugene Bertrand and David Hunt, witnessed a bright red UFO at close range with a local teenager, Norman Muscarello. Their sighting attracted national publicity and became the focus of a bestselling book, Incident at Exeter, by journalist John G. Fuller. The Air Force eventually admitted to the three men that it had been unable to identify the strange object they had observed, and it is still considered by many UFO buffs to be one of the most impressive UFO sightings on record.

All of the above information was obtained from Wikipedia.
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