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March 4

*Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

March 5

*Remarkable Women of Rhode Island, Warren

March 7

*Seals, Birds, and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

*33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

*Winter Birding Cruise on Narragansett Bay, Newport

*Savoring Rhode Island: The Zeppole Crawl, Providence

March 7-8

*Opening Weekend at A&W Root Beer, Greenville, Smithfield

March 9

*Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence, Cumberland

March 12

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

March 14

*59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

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March 4th in Rhode Island history

1766

*The "Daughters of Liberty" society is organized by eighteen young women in Providence. While there are several organizations of young men, or "Sons of Liberty," throughout the colonies, this is the first organization of patriotic young women.

1776

*Fresh from victory in Nassau, the Continental fleet, under Rhode Islander Esek Hopkins, captures New Providence in the Bahamas.

1797

*Governor (1845-1846) Charles Jackson is born in Providence.

1901

*The remains of General Nathanael Greene, whose burial place had been lost for nearly a century, are found in a tomb at Savannah, Georgia.

1933

*To prevent the failure of local banks precipitated by a rush by many to turn their bank deposits into hard currency, acting governor Robert E. Quinn declares a bank holiday.

1960

*A record blizzard, with 17.7 inches of snow, brings business to a halt.

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