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1800's
  • (1812) Rhode Island refused participation in the War of 1812
  • (1824) Women weavers from Pawtucket struck
  • (1842) Dorr Rebellion led to constitutional reform
  • (1843) State constitution adopted
  • (1847) State's first train ran
  • (1861 - 1865) 25,236 Rhode Islanders fought in Civil War; 1,685 died
  • (1866) Racial segregation abolished
  • (1867) President Rutherford Hayes tested new telephone, call from Rocky Point to Providence, distance 8 miles
  • (1884) Naval War College opened
  • (1895) The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's Newport mansion, completed
1900's
  • (1930) America's Cup Yacht Race held off Newport
  • (1935) The "Bloodless Revolution" - Democrats replaced Republican dominance in House and Senate
  • (1936) Rhode Island celebrated 300 year anniversary
  • (1938) Hurricane killed about 600, caused signifcant damages
  • (1954) Hurricane Carol struck, 19 killed, 3,800 homes lost, over $90,000,000 in damages
  • (1955) Severe flooding caused property losses
  • (1968) State's first enclosed, climate-controlled mall opened
  • (1969) Newport Bridge opened between Jamestown and Newport
  • (1976) Rhode Island hosted Tall Ships Regatta
  • (1978) Blizzard of 78 worst snowstorm in history, 21 lives lost
  • (1980) Claudine Schneider first woman elected to Congress
  • (1989) World Prodigy, 500-foot tanker, spilled millon gallons of fuel near Newport
  • (1996) Tug towing barge caught fire, millions of gallons of fuel oil spilled near South Kingstown
2000's
  • (2003) Nightclub fire in West Warwick, 100 die
  • (2009) Prostitution outlawed
  • (2010) Rainstorms caused flooding, forced thousands from homes, property damage over $200 million
  • (2011) State Senate approved bill allowing civil unions for gay couples
  • (2011) Hurricane Irene knocked down trees, power lines, left over 500,000 without power


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