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Events Calendar

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May 11

*Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

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

*More events

May 11th in Rhode Island history*

1658

*Herodius Gardner and Mary Stanton, Rhode Island Friends (Quakers), are flogged and imprisoned at Weymouth, Massachusetts.

1776

*The Providence Gazette removes the Royal Coat of Arms from its masthead.

1837

*In an attempt to quell increasing economic instability, Rhode Island banks suspend specie payment.

1920

*Four men are injured, none seriously, when a live canon ball, mistaken for scrap metal, is accidentally thrown into the forge at the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport.

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