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1. In 1932, Newport's prestigious Ida Lewis Yacht Club admitted its first female member, Mrs. Murat Halstead. The club's admittance of women was unusual for the time, making it an important moment in Rhode Island's early women's rights movement.

2. On November 25, 1952, the U.S. Navy commissioned its first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut. The Nautilus was developed at the Naval Underwater Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, and made history as the first vessel to complete a submerged voyage to the North Pole in 1958.

3. The former Rhode Island State House, located on Benefit Street in Providence, was first opened to the public on November 25, 1904. The impressive building features a striking dome and is home to the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor.

4. On November 25, 1944, the American opera singer and Broadway star Dorothy Kirsten debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Kirsten was born in Montclair, New Jersey, but spent much of her career performing in Providence, where she also served on the board of directors for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

5. Finally, on November 25, 2011, Rhode Islanders gathered to watch the lighting of the state's iconic Christmas tree in downtown Providence. The National Christmas Tree on the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C. had been cut down earlier that month, but the Providence tree, cut from a local farm, continued the tradition of holiday cheer and community spirit in Rhode Island.

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