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The events immediately preceding Rhode Island’s most significant pre-Revolutionary episode, the burning of the British Revenue schooner, Gaspee, began on the eighth of June 1772. On that day, a … more
The burning of the British revenue schooner on June 9, 1772 by a group of Rhode Islanders is one of the most significant events leading to the American colonists’ break with Great Britain. It has … more
As many as 5,000 more people than expected showed up at Rocky Point Park last Friday night for the Steppenwolf-Guess Who concert. more
Historians down through the years have held different opinions regarding Captain William Kidd. Some have characterized him as a most notorious pirate while others have claimed he was innocent of any … more
Captain William Kidd, friend and confidant of Rhode Island pirate Thomas Paine obtained much of his reputedly great wealth off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean in 1697-1698.  The amount … more
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