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May 13

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

May 15

*Recreation and Leisure in the Eighteenth Century, Newport

*Frostbite Bash: Defrosted, Bristol

May 15-16

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

May 22

*Gaspee Days Proclamation Ceremony and Walking Tour, Pawtuxet, Warwick

May 22-23

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

*Newport Oyster and Chowder Festival, Newport

May 25

*Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

May 29-30

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

June 5

*Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza, Pawtuxet, Warwick

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May 12th in Rhode Island history*

1703

*The boundary between Rhode Island and Connecticut is agreed upon by commissioners of the two colonies [but not finally adjusted until September 27, 1728, after sixty-five years of quarreling and litigation].

1776

*John Paul Jones is made the captain of the sloop Providence.

1782

*After almost two years, French troops decamp from Newport and Providence.

1964

*The nuclear-powered submarine Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) is launched at the Portsmouth Naval Shipvard in Maine. It is christened by Mrs. Neander W. Wade, a direct descendant of General Nathanael Greene.

1967

*After a three-year stint as a meeting place for Local 1350, the land and building at 211 Cowesett Avenue in West Warwick is sold to Joseph Muschiano. He renames the club Cedar Acres Inn.

1977

*Judge James O. Watts is replaced as Narragansett town solicitor and will be a consultant to James E. McGwin. The 78-year-old Watts served as town solicitor for almost all town councils since 1921.

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