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  • 1639 - May 8 - William Coddington founds Newport RI

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  • 1678 - The first traffic law was created in 1678, when authorities banned galloping horses on local streets in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • 1732 - First Newspaper in Rhode Island
    The first [newspaper] in Rhode Island was "The Rhode Island Gazette," printed at Newport in 1732.

    colonialwarsct.org/ 1755.htm

  • News 1762 - August 22 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

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    August 22, 1762

  • 1763 - December 2 - Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

    historyorb.com

  • 1774 - The first circus in the United States was in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • 1778 - August 8 - French and American forces besiege Newport, RI

    www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywartimeline.htm

  • 1780 - July 11 - French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to aid the American cause

    www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywartimeline.htm

  • 1819 - Newport
    Newport, an ancient commercial posttown, and semi-metropolis of the State, is situated in the southwest section of Rhode-Island; 30 miles south by...Read MORE...


  • 1828 - St. Mary's, Rhode Island's oldest Roman Catholic parish was founded in 1828 in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    The Walk on the Cliff

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872

  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Newport, from the Bay

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872

  • 1854 - Newport
    Newport, a post-town, port of entry, seat of justice of Newport county, Rhode Island, and semi-capital of the state, is situated on the W. shore of...Read MORE...


  • 1862 - May 9 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI

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  • News 1866 - August 11 - World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)

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    August 11, 1866

  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    The Drive
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Commodore Perry's Statue and the "Old Mill"
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    On the Beach
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Old Fort Dumpling
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • News 1876 - Masonic Temple?
    Two Newport, Rhode Island, antiquaries have been working away at the Old Stone null in hopes of finding a new theory. They are of opinion that it was ...Read MORE...


  • News 1877 - Musings
    An old lady at Newport, Rhode Island, talking of old times, told the following of a former belle of Newport, Miss Sally Champlin: 'She was a great...Read MORE...


  • 1881 - August 31 - 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)

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  • 1895 - Newport
    Newport, a port of entry, fashionable watering-place, semi-capital of Rhode Island, and capital of Newport co., is situated on the beautiful...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's Newport mansion, completed


  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Ferry House and Opera House, from the Mall, Newport, R.I.
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Breakers, Newport, R. I.
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Newport, R. I. Lovers Lane.
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Cliff View - "The Breakers" and "Ochre Court". Newport, R. I.
  • News 1903 - SEAMAN LOSES LIFE DURING YACHT RACES - EMMENSE WAVES SWEEP HIM FROM THE COLUMBIA.
    RELIANCE BREAKS A RECORD

    This Is the First Time in the History of American 90-Footers That a Fatal Accident Has Occurred, Races Called...Read MORE...


  • 1904 - Judge Darius Baker imposed the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile on August 28, 1904 in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA

  • 1906
    Newport, a city, port of entry, and fashionable watering-place of 11 node Island, capital of Newport co. and until 1900 one of the capitals of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - OVERTURNED CAR TRAPS 11. ONE WOMAN SEVERELY HURT; OTHERS FAINT IN NEWPORT TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
    Special to The New York Times.

    Newport, R. I., June 3. - A vestibule car of the Newport & Fall River division of the Old Colony Street Railway...Read MORE...


  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Naval Apprentices Parade
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Bathing Casino, Newport Beach, Newport, R.I.
  • 1930 - America's Cup Yacht Race held off Newport


  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA

  • News 1943 - MORNING FIRE DAMAGES SHERMAN BUILDING - Blaze Believed To Have Started From Flue - Firemen in Hour and a Half Battle in Structure That Houses Daily News.
    Fire believed to have started early Monday from a defective exhaust flue in the Sherman building which houses the Daily News, resulted in a stubborn...Read MORE...


  • 1969 - Newport Bridge opened between Jamestown and Newport




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The Walk on the Cliff

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872

Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Newport, from the Bay

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872



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The Drive
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Commodore Perry's Statue and the "Old Mill"
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

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On the Beach
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Old Fort Dumpling
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

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Ferry House and Opera House, from the Mall, Newport, R.I.

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Breakers, Newport, R. I.

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Newport, R. I. Lovers Lane.

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Cliff View - "The Breakers" and "Ochre Court". Newport, R. I.


Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Naval Apprentices Parade

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Bathing Casino, Newport Beach, Newport, R.I.

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  • 1639 - May 8 - William Coddington founds Newport RI

    historyorb.com
  • 1678 - The first traffic law was created in 1678, when authorities banned galloping horses on local streets in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • Colonial Newport: An American Experiment


    Colonial Newport: An American Experiment (www.youtube.com)
  • 1732 - First Newspaper in Rhode Island
    The first [newspaper] in Rhode Island was "The Rhode Island Gazette," printed at Newport in 1732.

    colonialwarsct.org/ 1755.htm
  • News  1762 - August 22 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

    historyorb.com
    August 22, 1762
  • 1763 - December 2 - Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

    historyorb.com
  • 1774 - The first circus in the United States was in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • 1778 - August 8 - French and American forces besiege Newport, RI

    www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywartimeline.htm
  • 1780 - July 11 - French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to aid the American cause

    www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywartimeline.htm
  • 1819 - Newport
    Newport, an ancient commercial posttown, and semi-metropolis of the State, is situated in the southwest section of Rhode-Island; 30 miles south by... Read MORE...

  • 1828 - St. Mary's, Rhode Island's oldest Roman Catholic parish was founded in 1828 in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • 1854 - Newport
    Newport, a post-town, port of entry, seat of justice of Newport county, Rhode Island, and semi-capital of the state, is situated on the W. shore of... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - May 9 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI

    historyorb.com
  • News  1866 - August 11 - World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)

    historyorb.com
    August 11, 1866
  • News  1876 - Masonic Temple?
    Two Newport, Rhode Island, antiquaries have been working away at the Old Stone null in hopes of finding a new theory. They are of opinion that it was ... Read MORE...

  • News  1877 - Musings
    An old lady at Newport, Rhode Island, talking of old times, told the following of a former belle of Newport, Miss Sally Champlin: 'She was a great... Read MORE...

  • 1881 - August 31 - 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's Newport mansion, completed
  • 1895 - Newport
    Newport, a port of entry, fashionable watering-place, semi-capital of Rhode Island, and capital of Newport co., is situated on the beautiful... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - SEAMAN LOSES LIFE DURING YACHT RACES - EMMENSE WAVES SWEEP HIM FROM THE COLUMBIA.
    RELIANCE BREAKS A RECORD

    This Is the First Time in the History of American 90-Footers That a Fatal Accident Has Occurred, Races Called... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - Judge Darius Baker imposed the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile on August 28, 1904 in Newport.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • 1906
    Newport, a city, port of entry, and fashionable watering-place of 11 node Island, capital of Newport co. and until 1900 one of the capitals of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - OVERTURNED CAR TRAPS 11. ONE WOMAN SEVERELY HURT; OTHERS FAINT IN NEWPORT TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
    Special to The New York Times.

    Newport, R. I., June 3. - A vestibule car of the Newport & Fall River division of the Old Colony Street Railway... Read MORE...

  • 1930 - America's Cup Yacht Race held off Newport
  • News  1943 - MORNING FIRE DAMAGES SHERMAN BUILDING - Blaze Believed To Have Started From Flue - Firemen in Hour and a Half Battle in Structure That Houses Daily News.
    Fire believed to have started early Monday from a defective exhaust flue in the Sherman building which houses the Daily News, resulted in a stubborn... Read MORE...

  • 1969 - Newport Bridge opened between Jamestown and Newport
  • "Discover Rhode Island" EP9: Newport - Full Episode


    "Discover Rhode Island" EP9: Newport - Full Episode (www.youtube.com)

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