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5 Fun Facts About November 4 In Rhode Island History

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1. Rhode Island was the final state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on November 4, 1790, becoming the 13th state to join the union.

2. The Providence Journal was first published on November 4, 1829, and has since become one of the oldest continuously published daily newspapers in America.

3. On November 4, 1842, the Dorr Rebellion ended when the Rhode Island General Assembly drafted a new state constitution that broadened voting rights to include all adult men, regardless of property ownership.

4. Newport, Rhode Island was the site of several notable events on November 4, 1915, including the first national convention of the American Legion and the launching of the Navy vessel USS Agamemnon.

5. November 4, 2014, marked a historic election in Rhode Island, with incumbent Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo becoming the state's first female governor and first female governor of Arab descent.
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