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5 Fun Facts About November 27 In Vermont History

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1. On November 27, 1791, Ethan Allen, a Revolutionary War hero and leader of the Green Mountain Boys, died in Burlington, Vermont. Allen is best known for his capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775.

2. The Vermont State House, located in Montpelier, Vermont, was dedicated on November 27, 1859. The State House is known for its gold dome, which was originally made of wood and covered in gold leaf.

3. November 27, 1895, marked the opening of the University of Vermont's Medical College in Burlington. Today, the UVM Medical Center is Vermont's largest hospital and a major teaching hospital for the university.

4. On November 27, 1923, the first radio station in Vermont, WCAX, went on the air in Burlington. The station was originally owned by the University of Vermont and primarily broadcast educational programming.

5. November 27, 1905, was the birthdate of Grace Coolidge, the wife of President Calvin Coolidge. Grace was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, and was the first first lady to graduate from college (University of Vermont) with a degree in teaching.
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