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5 Fun Facts About October 26 In Rhode Island History

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1. On October 26, 1765, the Stamp Act Congress met in New York City with representatives from nine colonies, including Rhode Island. The Congress protested against the British Parliament's new tax on paper documents and printed materials, which they deemed an infringement on colonial rights.

2. Rhode Island became the 13th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on October 26, 1787. The state had initially refused to join the new federal union, but changed its decision after the inclusion of the Bill of Rights.

3. On October 26, 1883, the Providence Horse Railroad Company opened the first electric streetcar line in Rhode Island. The line ran from the Providence City Hall to Pawtucket and became a popular mode of transportation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

4. The Rhode Island State House was dedicated on October 26, 1904. The building, designed by the renowned architect McKim, Mead, and White, features a large dome and is the tallest building in Providence.

5. On October 26, 1970, the Newport Bridge opened, connecting Jamestown and Newport across Narragansett Bay. The bridge, which is over two miles long, became a popular tourist attraction and has been featured in films such as Amistad and True Lies.
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