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  1. Origine du nom. La première mention du nom Rhode Island par écrit (Isola di Rhode) a été faite par l’explorateur Giovanni da Verrazzano en 1524 (il fait référence à une île près de l’embouchure de la baie de Narragansett, qu’il compare à l’île de Rhodes en Méditerranée).

  2. The most recent governor of Rhode Island to die was J. Joseph Garrahy (served 1977–1985, born 1930) on January 24, 2012. The most recently serving governor of Rhode Island to die was Bruce Sundlun (served 1991–1995, born 1920) on July 21, 2011.

  3. Since Rhode Island has no county level of government, cities and towns provide services commonly performed by county governments in other states. The state's cities and towns may adopt one of four forms of government: council–manager, mayor–council, town council–town meeting, or administrator–council. [5]

  4. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment (also known as Varnum's Regiment, the 9th Continental Regiment, the Black Regiment, the Rhode Island Regiment, and Olney's Battalion) was a regiment in the Continental Army raised in Rhode Island during the American Revolutionary War (1775–83). It was one of the few units in the Continental Army to serve through ...

  5. North Smithfield is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, settled as a farming community in 1666 and incorporated into its present form in 1871.North Smithfield includes the historic villages of Forestdale, Primrose, Waterford, Branch Village, Union Village, Park Square, and Slatersville.

  6. The University of Rhode Island (URI) is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States.It is the flagship public research as well as the land-grant university of the state of Rhode Island.

  7. The early Rhode Island inhabitants named in the Rhode Island Royal Charter, dated July 8, 1663 and signed with the royal seal by King Charles II; this charter was the basis for Rhode Island's government for nearly two centuries: Author: John Clarke; Governor: Benedict Arnold; Deputy Governor: William Brenton; Assistants: William Baulston; John ...

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