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July 3

*Bristol 4th of July Fireworks Display, Bristol

*3rd of July Celebration on the HMM Waterfront, Bristol

*Block Island Fireworks, Block Island

*Public Clambake, Middletown

*Homeport Rhode Island Gala, Newport

July 4

*Fourth of July Festivities, Newport

*Newport 4th of July Fireworks Display, Newport

*Portsmouth 4th of July Fireworks Display, Portsmouth

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Block Island Fourth of July Parade, Block Island

*More events

July 3rd in Rhode Island history

1676

*An Indian battle takes place near Narragansett.

1788

*Country people arm themselves to try to prevent celebrations in Providence of the ratification of the United States Constitution.

1863

*A gun used by the First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery B, at the Battle of Gettysburg is struck by a Confederate shell around 1pm, just before General George Pickett's assault on Union lines. Two cannoneers are killed and the gun is badly damaged, a cannonball being stuck in the muzzle.

1986

*Family Court Judge Thomas F. Fay is elected by the General Assembly as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

1995

*Hammersmith Farms of Newport, childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, site of the reception for her wedding to John F. Kennedy, and his summer White House, is listed for sale for $9.5 million.

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