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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In Vermont History

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1. In 1891, the first women's intercollegiate basketball game in history was played in Barre, Vermont, between Sophie Newcomb College and Tulane University.
2. In 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson visited Vermont and gave a speech at the University of Vermont, discussing his vision for a "Great Society."
3. In 2003, a massive ice storm hit Vermont, leaving more than 250,000 residents without power for up to two weeks.
4. In 1814, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, officially ending the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain. Although Vermont was not directly involved in the war, it played a significant role in the events leading up to it and in the conflict itself.
5. In 1781, Vermont became the first state in the United States to abolish slavery, with the passage of an emancipation act by the Vermont General Assembly.
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