Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About April 10 In Rhode Island History

---Learn Every Day: RI Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ri To: 618-270-4005---

1. Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution on April 10, 1790. The state's reluctance to join the union stemmed from concerns about the power of the federal government and the lack of a bill of rights.

2. On April 10, 1867, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island became the first Ivy League school to admit women. The move was a result of pressure from women's rights advocates, including the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association.

3. On April 10, 1905, the first automobile race was held in Rhode Island, starting in Providence and ending in Narragansett. The race, which covered a distance of 42 miles, was won by George Robertson in a Benz car.

4. Providence native H.P. Lovecraft, the renowned horror writer, was born on April 10, 1890. Lovecraft's works, including "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," continue to influence the horror genre today.

5. On April 10, 2009, the Rhode Island state legislature voted to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions. The move was a precursor to the state's eventual legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.
  • Tags: RI

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping