This Day In History: Massachusetts Creates Rhode Island

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So, thanks for that, Mass.

On October 9, 1635, the Massachusetts Bay Colony got tired of Roger Williams running his mouth about religious tolerance and all that jazz and gave him the boot. He left to found Providence Plantations, which eventually grew into the fine State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (a title which, ironically enough, has been accused of being intolerant).

It should probably be noted that every summer, Newport bouncers get to return the favor to the more obnoxious visitors we receive from the Commonwealth to the north. After all, we’re tolerant folks down here in Newport…but everyone has limits.

Tristan Pinnock, Blast History Correspondent

Tristan’s just this guy, ya know?