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5 Fun Facts About December 1 In Vermont History

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1. Vermont was admitted as the 14th state on December 1, 1791. After years of debate and negotiation, Vermont finally gained statehood on this day, becoming the first state to join the original 13 colonies after the adoption of the Constitution.

2. The Vermont Republic was established on December 1, 1777. Before becoming a state, Vermont was an independent republic for 14 years. Its constitution was used as a model for the U.S. Constitution.

3. George Washington visited Vermont on December 1, 1783. After the Revolutionary War, Washington toured the new country to assess the state of the nation. He stopped in Vermont on December 1, where he met with Governor Thomas Chittenden.

4. Vermont's first telegraph was sent on December 1, 1848. The message was sent from Burlington to Boston and marked the beginning of a new era of communication in the state.

5. The University of Vermont was founded on December 1, 1791. The university was founded the same day Vermont became a state, making it one of the oldest universities in the country.
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