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5 Fun Facts About June 15 In Vermont History

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1. The Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 was fought on June 15th, marking a significant moment in Vermont's early history. Although Vermont was not yet a state at the time, many Vermonters fought in the battle alongside their fellow Colonials.

2. In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state admitted to the Union on June 15th. The state had previously functioned as a nominally independent republic under the jurisdiction of New Hampshire and New York.

3. June 15th marks the birthday of James Fisk Jr., a notorious financier and speculator who was born in Pownal, VT in 1834. He was one of the wealthiest men in America during the Gilded Age and was involved in numerous financial scandals before his untimely death in 1872.

4. On June 15th, 1836, Charles Goodrich was born in Vergennes, VT. Goodrich was a prolific author and publisher, best known for his popular children's book "Peter Parley's Universal History."

5. In 1853, the town of Shelburne, VT was officially incorporated on June 15th. The town is home to the Shelburne Museum, a renowned collection of Americana and folk art, as well as the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, a popular manufacturer of plush toys.
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