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May 4

*The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon, Saylesville, Lincoln

May 7

*Derby Day, Westerly

May 7-8

*Smith's Castle Heritage Days and Opening Weekend, Wickford, North Kingstown

May 8

*East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

May 12

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

May 14

*15th Annual East Farm Spring Festival, Kingston, South Kingstown

May 14-15

*2nd Annual Woonsocket Rotary Days: Touch-A-Truck, North Smithfield

*Raid on Spell Hall, Battle for the Greene Homestead, Coventry

May 15

*Blackstone River Boat Tours, Central Falls

*Pioneering Families of the Blackstone Valley, Lincoln

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May 3rd in Rhode Island history*

1768

*Newporter Henry Sparker dies after being run through with a sword during an altercation with British midshipman Thomas Careless and two other naval officers from the man-o-war Senegal. Another local is severely wounded in the fray.

1775

*Rhode Island troops are organized into three regiments.

1909

*Governor John A. Notte, Jr., (1961-1963) is born in Providence.

1922

*Governor San Souci signs the State Prohibition Enforcement act.

1963

*The Rhode Island General Assembly endures a record 40-hour, 18-minute session before recessing until June 11.

1974

*His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor, J. Joseph Garrahy, calls the Senate to order at 10:20am on the sixty-eight legislative day. After 399 pieces of legislation and fourteen hours and fifty-eight minutes the Senate adjourns to end the regular January Session for 1974.

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