46.9 F
Newport
Thursday, April 9, 2020

This Day In Newport History: Sunny von Bulow is Found Comatose...

Pictured: Clarendon Court via Zillow Martha Sharp Crawford von Bülow, known as Sunny von Bülow was an American heiress and socialite. On June 6, 1966, Sunny married Claus von Bülow, a...

On This Day In Newport History: Touro Synagogue Dedicated on December...

Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, was dedicated during the Chanukah festival celebrations on December 2nd of 1763. According...

Newport, Brown University researchers team up to map historic African-American burying...

The City of Newport announced today that God’s Little Acre, one of America’s largest and most intact burial sites for colonial era...

‘The Newport Bridge: A Rhode Island Icon’ will premiere on Rhode...

The Newport Pell Bridge's 50th Anniversary celebration isn't over just yet. On December 4 at 7 pm, join Rhode...

First Attested Black Mutual Aid Society in Nation Was Formed in...

Photo: Peter Bours house (47 Division Street), Location of AUS as early as 1781 On November 10, 1780, the African Union Society (AUS) of Newport, Rhode...

Newport Historical Society to host Holiday Open House, Holiday Lantern Tours

Join the Newport Historical Society in celebrating the holiday season. Take a lantern-lit tour of the streets of Newport or sing hymns...

Irish Museum to present “Ireland’s Jewish Community and Newport’s Irish...

The Museum of Newport Irish History will host the third talk in its 18th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series on Monday, November...

On This Day in Newport History – October 6, 1884: Naval...

On October 6, 1884, Secretary of the Navy William E. Chandler signed General Order 325, which began by simply stating: "A college is hereby...

First U.S. Open Golf Tournament Was Held on October 4, 1895...

On October 4, 1895, the first U.S. Open Championship was hosted by the United States Golf Association on the nine-hole course of Newport Country Club. The...

On This Day In History – September 21: Hurricane of ’38...

Newport, RI - Today marks the 81st anniversary of the New England Hurricane of '38, one of the deadliest hurricanes in New England history. The...

The Moving Wall: Large scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial will...

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Touro Park in...

On This Day In Newport History – September 12, 1953: Jacqueline...

Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, the future 35th President of the United States, and Jacqueline Bouvier were married at St. Mary's Church in Newport on...

Newport Historical Society lecture will host lecture on Female Revolutionary Resistance

On Thursday September 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm, at the Newport Historical Society Resource Center, Dr. Emily Murphy, Curator for the National Park Service...

On This Day In Newport History – September 9, 1957: President...

On September 9, 1957 while in Newport, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the first workable civil rights legislation to be passed since the reconstruction period. The Civil...

40 Facts You Might Not Know About Newport

The What'sUpNewp Crew has curated some weird, random, wonderful and fun facts about Newport, RI and Aquidneck Island. We hope you'll find them interesting...

PHOTOS: Hurricane Carol Makes Landfall in Newport, RI on August 31,...

On August 31st 1954, Hurricane Carol came ashore the coast of Newport, RI with a massive surge and winds of 115 mph. In one hour,...

This Day In History: August 31, 1881 – Inaugural US Men’s...

The inaugural U.S. National Championship took place in August 31, 1881 at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. In the first year of the...

Poll: Which Newport restaurant no longer with us do you miss...

For as long as Newport has been established, restaurants have come and gone much to the dismay of their fans and customers....

This Day In Newport History – August 29, 1778: Battle of...

On August 29, 1778, the First Rhode Island Infantry regiment defeated three assaults by British Troops at the Battle of Rhode Island, in Newport,...

Public welcome to observe artifacts, samples retrieved from Endeavour search

Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) announced today that the preliminary evaluation of artifacts and samples retrieved from the potential Endeavour site in Newport...

On This Day – August 28, 1987: Actor John Huston dies...

On this day in 1987, film director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston, died in Middletown, Rhode Island from pneumonia as a complication of...

Newport Art Museum to host Museum Art Excursion to Salem, MA...

The Newport Art Museum will host a Museum Art Excursion to Salem, MA on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Guests will depart the Newport Art Museum on a...

History Space Programming: Newport Historical Society invites you to ‘Visit the...

This summer the Newport Historical Society expands the popular History Space initiative with a series of costumed interpretation programs at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard...

On This Day In Newport History – August 27, 1995: Tiger...

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...

Newport Firsts – 1769: First overt act of defiance in the...

The following content was contributed by Brian Stinson, Author of Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame. This...