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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In Rhode Island History

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1. On November 29, 1775, Rhode Island adopted a constitution that replaced the colonial charter granted by King Charles II. The constitution created a system of government where power was divided among three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.

2. In 1780, the first sessions of the Rhode Island General Assembly were held at the State House in Providence. The building is still in use today and is the oldest capitol building in the country in continuous use.

3. On November 29, 1892, the first electric trolley system in Rhode Island began operating in Providence. The trolley system eventually expanded to other cities in the state and helped transform the transportation system.

4. In 1939, the Rhode Island State Society for the Appreciation of the Arts was founded on November 29. The organization was established to promote and support the arts community in Rhode Island and is still active today.

5. On November 29, 1965, Providence College defeated Brown University in the first official Men's Basketball game between the two schools. The game has since become an annual rivalry game and is known as the "Mayor's Cup".
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