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5 Fun Facts About July 28 In Vermont History

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1. Ethan Allen was born on July 28, 1738 in Litchfield, Connecticut. He would later become a famous leader of the Green Mountain Boys and a hero of the American Revolution.
2. On July 28, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state to join the United States of America. The state had previously been an independent republic from 1777-1791.
3. In 1868, the Vermont Marble Company was founded in Proctor, Vermont. The company played a major role in the development and production of high-quality marble in the state.
4. On July 28, 1924, the first World Cup soccer game in the United States was played in Burlington, Vermont. The game was played between the United States and Canada and ended in a 1-0 victory for the United States.
5. Vermont Senator George Aiken was born on July 28, 1892 in Dummerston, Vermont. Aiken served in the Senate from 1941-1975 and was known for his efforts to promote conservation and environmental protection.
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