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On This Day In Newport History – August 27, 1995: Tiger Woods Wins 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship in Newport

In celebration of the U.S. Amateur Championship centennial, the Newport Country Club hosted the 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship. At age 19, Tiger Woods became the ninth player to win back-to-back Amateur championships when he defeated  Buddy Marucci on August 27th at the 1995 US Amateur at Newport Country Club. Following an outstanding amateur and two-year college golf

Cities across the nation are considering removing Christopher Columbus statues, should Newport?

The recent violence in Charlottesville, racial tension across the nation and the current state of national politics has ignited (or reignited) a debate in State Houses, City Halls, Town Halls and in neighborhoods across the United States about monuments in local communities.Confederate-era and other controversial figures New York City, Buffalo, San Jose, San Francisco, Detroit and several

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On This Day In Newport History: August 23, 2000 – Newport’s Richard Hatch Wins Survivor

Survivor: Borneo, the first season of CBS’s Survivor, hosted its finale on August 23, 2000. After 39 days of competition, Richard Hatch, a corporate trainer from Newport,  was named the Sole Survivor and became Survivor‘s first millionaire. Nielsen reported that 125 million people watched at least some part of the finale. The show was filmed from

Fort Adams Trust will host Civil War Reenactment this weekend

On Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th the Fort Adams Trust will host a Civil War Living History Reenactment within the walls of Historic Fort Adams.  This two-day event includes Civil War living history activities bringing the sights and sounds of the Civil War to Newport. Events will begin at 9 a.m. on both days and include reenactors

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Today In Newport History: August 22, 1762 – Ann Franklin Takes Over Newport Mercury, Becomes First Female Editor in U.S.

This story was originally published on August 22, 2015. Ann (Smith) Franklin became the sole editor and publisher of  the Newport Mercury on August 22nd, 1762, making her the first female editor in the United States. The Newport Mercury, now a weekly entertainment publication, dates back to 1758 and is considered one of the oldest newspapers

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Annual Reading of George Washington’s Letter at Touro Synagogue Set for August 20th

The annual reading of George Washington’s historic letter “To the Hebrew Congregation at Newport” will take place on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Touro Synagogue. The letter, which honors American’s precious freedoms and religious tolerance, continues to be lauded and commemorated as possibly having the greatest impact on America and American Jewry. Light

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Revolutionary War Re-Enactment To Be Held in Downtown Newport on August 26th

On the afternoon of August 26, 2017, from noon to 5 pm, the Newport Historical Society will host its largest re-enactment yet—a British invasion inspired by events from the summer of 1777. The multi part program will feature something for everyone: re-enactment scenarios, a walking tour with rum tasting, and a family-friendly Spy Challenge. The British Occupation

Re-Live Jackie & JFK’s Newport Wedding at St. Mary’s Church

Each Tuesday at 3 pm, beginning July 11 and continuing through October 2017, one can now re-live that special day of September 12, 1953, when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Spring Street in Newport.   The Return to Camelot presentation features vintage film clips and a live performance of the music and hymns

Newport Historical Society’s Largest Reenactment to Date Will Focus on 1777 British Occupation

The Redcoats are coming! The Newport Historical Society invites the public to join them on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from noon until 5 pm for its largest reenactment to date, the 1777 British Occupation. During this free program, over 75 costumed interpreters will recreate aspects of life during the summer of 1777 in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter.

Newport Historical Society will host Co-Authors of ‘World War II Rhode Island’

Rhode Island’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. Newport’s and Aquidneck Island’s contributions alone included the nation’s most important torpedo production facilities, a naval training station for some 500,000 sailors, and a PT boat training center at Melville. Civilians, including for the first time many women, did their part by manufacturing military equipment

Thirteen of Newport’s Historic Houses of Worship Will Participate in ‘First Freedom Open House’ on July 4th

Celebrate the role of Newport’s historic religious communities in developing America’s commitment to Freedom of Religion. In a special celebration of freedom of religion, thirteen of Newport’s historic houses of worship are offering a unique open house tour on the Fourth of July, 2017. The “First Freedom Open House Tour” offers the public an opportunity

Duchess and Violet Quamino Gravestones Return to Newport’s Common Burying Ground

Two historic gravestones, Duchess and Violet Quamino, have been restored and returned to Newport’s Common Burying Ground, according to Lewis Keen, a member of Newport,s Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission. “Work on these stones was approved by the Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission in December 2016 and lovingly undertaken by Dr. Robert Russell of Salve University.  Dr.

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