2.During the American War of Independence the forces helmed by Cornwallis were defeated by Nathaniel Greene. Most experts on history opine that he was the best general of that era. He hailed from Rhode Island and served George Washington's immediate deputy.
4.Independent Man was placed over the State House on 18th December, 1899. It has been set up using bronze and is covered in gold. It is 278 feet from ground and its height is 11 feet.
5.Rhode Island and New York are separated by a marine border.
6.A duplicate Liberty Bell's at Rhode Island has a crack just like the original version. Its height is almost 3.5 feet and its maximum width is same. In 1950 United States treasury Department gifted the bell to Rhode Islanders. It is located in State House's southern entrance hall.
7.Cogswell Tower was erected in 1904. It was done according to Caroline Cogswell's testimony and final will. It was built on a site that was used at the time of King Phillips War that was fought in 1676. It is located in Central Falls.
8.The daughter of Priscilla and John Alden is buried in Little Compton. This baby was the original girl child of European settlers in New England.
9.The ban recommended by the 18th Amendment was never approved by Rhode Island.
10.The retail capital of Rhode Island is Warwick.
11.On 28th August 1904 the original jail sentence for driving at an excessive speed was pronounced. The judge in question was Darius Baker and the sentence was announced in Newport.
12.Julia Ward Howe has written Battle Hymn of the Republic. She was an attendee of Channing Memorial Church. The church has been named after William Ellery Channing who played a prominent role in the Abolitionist Movement and Unitarian Church. It was set up in 1800.
13.The oldest match of polo in USA was played at a venue close to Newport. The match took place in 1876.
14.The earliest bar to have operated in USA is the White House Tavern. It was set up in 1673.
15.The original National Lawn Tennis Championship was organized in 1899. The tournament was staged in Rhode Island.
16.The poultry bred in Adamsville is famous around the world. Rhode Island Red Monument is a mark of tribute to it.
17.John F Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. The wedding took place in Roman Catholic parish, which is situated in St. Mary's. It was built in 1828 and is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the state. The Church also became famous for the said wedding.
18.The present building of First Baptist Church was set up in 1775. It was built first in 1638 by Roger Williams, the father of Rhode Island.
19.In 1895 the oldest golf championships for both part-timers and professional were organized in Rhode Island.
20.The first rural community in New England is Pawtuxet. It is located in Warwick and was set up in 1642.
21.There are 39 municipalities in the state and all of these have their individual local bodies for governance. There are no counties in the state.
22.The first ever library of USA is Redwood Library and Athenaeum. It is located in Newport.
23.Flying Horse Carousel is situated in Watch Hill, which is a resort town. It is USA's first merry go round.
24.The official symbol for folk art in Rhode Island is the Crescent Park Carousel. It is located in East Providence.
25.In 1774 America's oldest circus was inaugurated. It took place in Newport.
26.During the American War of Independence several frigates were drowned in Newport Harbor. The wood from these combat ships was used to build the Masonic Temple located in Warren. It was set up during the 18th century and earliest of its kind in the New England region.
27.Ann and Hope was inaugurated in Rhode Island. It was USA's original departmental store to have sold its products at a discounted rate.
28.Several colonists lost their lives while taking part in Pierce's Fight, which was a part of King Phillips War that took place in 1676. A monument named Nine Men's Misery was created in their memory. It is the earliest known American monument that has been dedicated to war veterans. It is located in Cumberland.
29.The Tennis Hall of Fame is housed by Rhode Island.
30.The earliest school in USA was set up in 1716. It is located in Portsmouth.
31.Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is how Rhode Island is officially called.
32.The most continuous celebrations of 4th of July have been taking place in Bristol. This sequence is the longest as well and has happened from 1785 onwards.
33.George M Cohan wrote a diverse range of musical pieces like You're a Grand Old Flag and I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy. He was born in 1878 in Providence.
34.Touro Synagogue was set up in 1763. It has the most ancient torah in North America. It is also the earliest of its kind in the continent.
35.Silverware and intricate ornaments have helped Rhode Island earn a lot of fame.
36.The only roofed bridge in Rhode Island is the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge. It is located in Foster.
37.The biggest bug of the world is 928 times bigger than a proper termite. It is 58 feet tall and is blue in color. It is located in Providence - above New England Pest Control building's roof.
38.At the Battle of Rhode Island the British faced a tough stand by an Afro-American brigade. It was the first of its kind in USA.
39.There is a site for testing rusting at Point Judith. At this facility samples are exposed for several years - they are then examined to find out the extent of damage done by natural forces like water, sun light and air.
40.Stiletto was set up in 1987 in Bristol. It is the earliest torpedo boat.
41.The Gaspee was an English ship that was stationed at Narragansett Bay and was sunk by residents of Rhode Islands. This was the oldest military action taken versus England by people of America.
42.Streetlights lighted up using gas were used for the first time in USA in Pelham Street.
43.Roger Williams had been exiled from Plymouth in Massachusetts because he supposedly had some extreme concepts regarding freedom of religion and speech. He is credited with establishing an effective democratic model. He also founded Rhode Island.
44.Cumberlandite is found in Narragansett Bay's both sides. It is either black or dark brown in color and has white marks. It is the official rock of Rhode Island.
45.Roger Williams created the concepts of freedom of religion, freedom of public assembly and freedom of speech. This is why he has been acknowledged in the First Amendment to the US constitution by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
46.Quonset hut is an important base for USA Navy. It was discovered at Quonset Point.
47.Samuel Slater set up a cotton mill in Pawtucket in 1790. It was powered by water. This mill helped kick off the era of Industrial Revolution. Rhode Island also became the birthplace of this golden age of human productivity.
48.The height of Jerimoth Hill is 812 feet. It is the tallest point in Rhode Island.
49.It was in Newport that the original batch of British soldiers arrived to quell the rebellion.