May 4th is Rhode Island’s Independence Day.
If you were a school kid in Rhode Island in 1976, you got the holiday off as as part of bicentennial observances that year. What a good day that was!
Below is a little history ( Click here for the full link) —
Rhode Island was a leader in the American Revolutionary movement. Having the greatest degree of self-rule, it had the most to lose from the efforts of England after 1763 to increase her supervision and control over her American colonies. (more…)