CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch is calling for a statewide commemoration of the 105th anniversary of the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty.

On Sept. 5, 1905, the treaty – mediated by President Theodore Roosevelt – was signed to end Russo-Japanese War.

Lynch is signing a bill on Tuesday recognizing Sept. 5 as “Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day.”

Events marking the anniversary this year include the U.S. Navy commemoration at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard followed by bell-ringing throughout the city at 3:47 p.m. – the moment the treaty was signed. There’s also free admission to an exhibit at the John Paul Jones House Museum.


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