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November

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November 2, 1954
 
Consuelo Northrop Bailey was the first woman elected lieutenant governor of any state in the United States.  In 1953 she was the first woman elected speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives; at that time, there were fifty-two women in the Vermont legislature, more than any state had ever had.  During her career, Consuelo Northrop Bailey ran for office twenty-four times and won twenty-four times.
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November 4, 1927
 
Vermont experienced the worst flood in its history.  Over 9 inches of rain fell in two days causing rivers, fields, and roads to flood.
 
benningtontrolleytn
November 6, 1902
 
A big meeting in Manchester stops the building of an electric trolley car system.  People fear that the noise of the cars and the ugly electric wires will keep away tourists.
kuninswearingintn
November 6, 1984
 
Madeleine Kunin was elected the first woman governor in the history of the state of Vermont.  She was reelected two years later by a slim margin when she ran against Peter Smith and Bernie Sanders.
 
firststatehousetn
November 8, 1805
 
Montpelier was selected as Vermont's official capital.
 
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November 13, 1833
 
On this night Vermonters were treated to a great meteor shower.  A witness in Reading, Vermont, described it like this: The meteoric shower of November 13, 1833, was one of the most wonderful sights I ever witnessed.  The night was perfectly clear, and about ten o'clock the display began.  Thousands of meteors fell, some of them of dazzling brilliance.  The flashing was incessant, many of the same time falling in all directions.  Some were awakened from sleep by the glare, and the superstitious thought that the end of the world had come.
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November 22, 1837
 
After a rebellion of French Catholics in Lower Canada fails, its leader, Louis Joseph Papineau, and other rebels flee to Swanton, St. Albans, Highgate, and other northern Vermont towns.

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