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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In Rhode Island History

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1. On August 25, 1778, a group of British soldiers landed in Little Compton, Rhode Island, and burned down several homes and farms in retaliation for American patriotism.

2. On August 25, 1919, the Rhode Island state legislature ratified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

3. On August 25, 1939, the Newport Jazz Festival was established in Rhode Island, becoming one of the most prominent and influential jazz festivals in the world.

4. On August 25, 1959, the Rhode Island State Police arrested notorious mobster Raymond L.S. Patriarca, who was the leader of the Patriarca crime family based in Providence.

5. On August 25, 1995, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum was established in Newport, Rhode Island, honoring the history of tennis and showcasing some of the sport's greatest players.
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