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5 Fun Facts About February 26 In Rhode Island History

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1. In 1903, Johnston, Rhode Island became incorporated as a town. One of the town's most notable landmarks is the Pocasset Cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

2. In 1937, the state ratified the Rhode Island Civil Case Calendar System, which established a unified system for scheduling civil cases throughout the state. This system remains in place today.

3. The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) was founded on February 26, 1964. RIMTA is a non-profit organization that represents the marine industry in Rhode Island and advocates for the industry's interests at the state and federal level.

4. On February 26, 1979, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill that would extend the state's anti-discrimination laws to cover sexual orientation. This was a historic moment in the state's LGBT rights movement.

5. In 1997, the Providence Grays Baseball Club was re-established in Rhode Island. The team, which is named after the original Providence Grays that played in the late 1800s, is a member of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation and plays its home games at Pierce Memorial Field in East Providence.
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