National Rhode Island Day:
Celebrated on October 5th, every year. The day is to recall and acclaim the incredible history of Rhode Island.
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Why Rhode Island Day?
The day is accounted for the one of our colonies, Rhode Island. The day is to recognize the Rhode Island and its incredible history specially its contribution during the American Revolutionary War, Food habits, people, nature, climate, destinations, demographics, economy, transportation flora and ‘fauna. It is the smallest state in terms of geography and densely populated as well. Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and the state is bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Atlantic Ocean to the west, east and North, and south respectively.
How we can Celebrate National Rhode Island Day:
use this hashtag #RhodelslandDay to share more about the state. Share any historical destinations or events of Rhode Island if you know, using the hashtag or else post it in the comment forum.
Interesting Facts About National Rhode Island Day:
Municipalities like Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Coventry, Cumberland, North Providence, South Kingstown, West Warwick, Johnston, North Kingstown, Newport, Bristol are quite densely populated.
Few Historical places of Rhode Island:
The state capitol building is built of Georgian white marble. The roof is supported by the fourth largest marble in the world. It has some other treasures like Rhode Island Charter, the Brown University charter, etc.
The oldest Baptist church “First Baptist Church of Providence” is located at Rhode Island. Roger Williams founded this church in the year 1638.
During the Year 1776, it renounced all the alliance and loyalty to the British Empire and became the first colony to pronounced own constitution. After series of refusal, it ultimately joined the American union in the year 1790 being the last one to join.
During the 19th century, the people of the state were heavily affected by tuberculosis and this had led to “New England Vampire panic”. The famous among the one was the “Mercy Brown vampire Incident”. Initially Mercy’s mother was affected by tuberculosis and it was spread to the rest of the family. Two months after Mercy demise, while exhuming the body, people observed that the heart was not decomposed and the blood was fresh. Therefore, it was believed that she was a Vampire, and her heart was burnt and the ashes were mixed with water and given to his surviving brother assuming that the vampire would be dead. However, the same situation continued. This incident had become a historical event.
Rhode Island Constitution had enacted a law to abolish capital punishment and the law is still in force. The last execution dated back to the 19th century. It is the second state to avoid such punishment, following the Michigan rules. In addition, prostitution was made illegal right from the year 2009.
History of National Rhode Island Day:
The creator and origin of the National Rhode Island day is unknown within the research.