Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fact of the Day: Providence

The capital of Rhode Island, Providence was named by theologian Roger Williams for "God's Divine Providence" in 1636. Williams was exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his political and religious views and was thankful to find his "providence" in what is now Rhode Island. Unlike the Puritans from Massachusetts, he was one of the strongest advocates for religious freedom and the separation of church and state.  

17 comments:

  1. Another interesting fact. I like knowing where place names originate.

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  2. Shouldn't they have named it Williams instead.

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  3. well that makes him a wise man

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  4. I do love reading all these facts you post, Adam:) Happy Sunday to you and Daisy.

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  5. Lovely trivia and a very interesting man. Thanks Adam! We lived in Newport, R.I. for almost two years many years ago. It's nice to find out something about its capital.

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  6. O. k got it , it's really interesting :)

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  7. Muy interesante!!
    Saludos
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  8. Sounds like a pretty cool guy. Didn't know this.

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  9. I think I would have really liked this man!

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