1. In 1875, the first official state flag of Rhode Island was adopted on January 5. The flag features an anchor, a symbol of hope, and the word "Hope" written in bold letters, which is the state's motto.
2. On January 5, 1936, Providence City Hall was completed after three years of construction. The building is considered a masterpiece of City Beautiful architecture and features a grand dome, ornate sculptures, and majestic staircases.
3. In 1962, the first woman was elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly on January 5. Gladys Potter was elected to the House of Representatives and served until 1974.
4. On January 5, 1984, the Rhode Island Auditorium, also known as the Dunk, became the new home of the Providence College men's basketball team. The building has hosted many notable events, including the 1989 NCAA Men's East Regional Basketball Tournament and the 1992 NCAA Women's East Regional Basketball Tournament.
5. In 2021, on January 5, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was named by President-elect Joe Biden as his nominee for Secretary of Commerce. If confirmed, Raimondo will become the first woman to lead the Department of Commerce.
5 Fun Facts About January 5 In Rhode Island History
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