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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Abraham Whipple (September 26, 1733 – May 27, 1819) was an American Revolutionary War commander in the Continental Navy, and later one of the founders of Marietta, Ohio.
The Acela Express (colloquially abbreviated to Acela) is Amtrak's flagship service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeastern United States between Washington, D.C. and Boston via 14 intermediate stops including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Acer rubrum, the red maple, also known as swamp, water or soft maple, is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern and central North America.
Active duty is a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty.
Adriaen (Aerjan) Block (c. 1567 – buried April 27, 1627) was a Dutch private trader, privateer, and ship’s captain who is best known for exploring the coastal and river valley areas between present-day New Jersey and Massachusetts during four voyages from 1611 to 1614, following the 1609 expedition by Henry Hudson.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Koninklijke Ahold N.V. was a Dutch international retailer based in Zaandam, Netherlands.
Albertsons Companies LLC is an American grocery company founded and headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America is a 1989 book by David Hackett Fischer that details the folkways of four groups of people who moved from distinct regions of Great Britain (Albion) to the United States.
Aldrich Mansion is a late 19th-century property owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence since 1939.
The America's Cup, affectionately known as the "Auld Mug", is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two sailing yachts.
The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is a Baptist Christian denomination within the United States.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.
American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States.
The American Hockey League (AHL) is a 31-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL).
American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity or nationality.
The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783.
Amica Mutual Insurance Company is a Rhode Island-based mutual insurance company that offers auto, home and life insurance.
Ann Smith Franklin (October 2, 1696 – April 16, 1763) was an American colonial newspaper printer and publisher.
Anne Hutchinson (née Marbury; July 1591 – August 1643) was a Puritan spiritual adviser, mother of 15, and an important participant in the Antinomian Controversy which shook the infant Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1636 to 1638.
Another Period is an American period sitcom created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome.
APC by Schneider Electric, formerly known as American Power Conversion Corporation, is a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, electronics peripherals and data center products.
Aquidneck Island, officially Rhode Island, is an island in Narragansett Bay and in the U.S. state of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations, which is partially named after the island.
Article Four of the United States Constitution outlines the relationship between each state and the others, and the several States and the federal government.
The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first constitution.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
The Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I. The A-10's member schools are located in states mostly on the United States Eastern Seaboard, as well as some in the Midwest – Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, and Missouri as well as in the District of Columbia.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
Bank of America Corporation (abbreviated as BofA) is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was a professional basketball league in North America, founded in 1946.
The Battle of Rhode Island (also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill and the Battle of Newport) took place on August 29, 1778.
The Battle of the Chesapeake, also known as the Battle of the Virginia Capes or simply the Battle of the Capes, was a crucial naval battle in the American Revolutionary War that took place near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on 5 September 1781.
Belcourt is a former summer cottage designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont and located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.
Benjamin Church (c. 1639 – January 17, 1718) was an English colonist in North America.
Beverly Cotton Manufactory was the first cotton mill built in America, and the largest cotton mill to be built during its era.
A bicameral legislature divides the legislators into two separate assemblies, chambers, or houses.
The Big East Conference was a collegiate athletics conference that consisted of as many as 16 universities in the eastern half of the United States from 1979 to 2013.
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BioScience is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
The Blackstone River is a river in the U.S. states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Lincoln The Blackstone River Greenway (formerly Bikeway) is a partially completed paved rail trail defining the course of the East Coast Greenway through the Blackstone Valley from Worcester, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island.
The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Block Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, named after Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
Block Island Sound is a strait in the open Atlantic Ocean, approximately wide, separating Block Island from the coast of mainland Rhode Island in the United States.
Sir Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) known professionally as Bob Hope, was an English-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author.
Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt.
The Boston accent is the local accent of Eastern New England English spoken specifically in the city of Boston, its suburbs, and much of eastern Massachusetts.
The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston.
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bowenite is a hard, compact variety of the serpentinite species antigorite, (Mg3(OH)O4Si2O5).
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, commonly known as Bradley Hospital, is a non-profit hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island, in the Riverside neighborhood.
A brewery or brewing company is a business that makes and sells beer.
Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States.
The term "British North America" refers to the former territories of the British Empire on the mainland of North America.
Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
The Bryant Bulldogs are the athletic teams representing Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Bryant University is a private university in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Buddhism, once thought of as a mysterious religion from the East, has now become very popular in the West, and is one of the largest religions in the United States.
Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants.
Butler Hospital is a private, non-profit, psychiatric and substance abuse hospital for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, located at 345 Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Calder Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the champions of the American Hockey League.
Canonicus (c. 1565 – June 4, 1647) was a Native American chief of the Narragansett people.
Cape Verdean Americans are Americans whose ancestors were Cape Verdean.
Capocollo, coppa, or capicola is a traditional Italian and Corsican pork cold cut (salume) made from the dry-cured muscle running from the neck to the fourth or fifth rib of the pork shoulder or neck.
A carousel (American English: from French carrousel and Italian carosello), roundabout (British English), or merry-go-round, is a type of amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
The Catholic Church in the United States is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope in Rome.
In demographics, the center of population (or population center) of a region is a geographical point that describes a centerpoint of the region's population.
Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was king of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Chorizo (or, from Spanish; or) or Chouriço (from Portuguese) is a type of pork sausage.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is an American bank headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, which operates in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The Claiborne Pell Bridge, commonly known as the Newport Bridge, is a suspension bridge operated by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority that spans the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island (northeastern United States).
Clam cakes (also known as clam fritters) are a New England food, most commonly found in Rhode Island although they can also be found in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts.
Clam chowder is any of several chowder soups containing clams and broth.
Clams casino is a clam 'on the halfshell' dish with breadcrumbs and bacon.
Coffee milk is a drink made by mixing coffee syrup or coffee extract and milk together in a manner similar to chocolate milk.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I whose full-time members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to South Carolina.
The colonial colleges are nine institutions of higher education chartered in the Thirteen Colonies before the United States of America became a sovereign nation after the American Revolution.
The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was one of the original Thirteen Colonies established on the east coast of North America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
Commodore was an early title and later a rank in the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard and the Confederate States Navy.
The Community College of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as "CCRI", is the only community college in Rhode Island and the largest community college in New England.
Conanicut Island is the second largest island in Narragansett Bay in the US state of Rhode Island.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
A connector is a highway or freeway road that connects to another highway or freeway.
The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in the old Pennsylvania State House (later known as Independence Hall because of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence there eleven years before) in Philadelphia.
The Continental Congress, also known as the Philadelphia Congress, was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies.
Costume jewelry, trinkets, fashion jewelry, junk jewelry, fake jewelry, or fallalery is jewelry manufactured as ornamentation to complement a particular fashionable costume or garmentBaker, Lillian.
The cot–caught merger (also known as the low back merger or the merger) is a phonemic merger that has taken place in some varieties of English, between the phonemes which are conventionally represented in the IPA as (which is usually written with au, aw, al or ough as in caught and thought) and (which is usually written with o as in cot and lot).
A cotton mill is a factory housing powered spinning or weaving machinery for the production of yarn or cloth from cotton, an important product during the Industrial Revolution when the early mills were important in the development of the factory system.
Coventry is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.
Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
Cumberland is the northeasternmost town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, first settled in 1635 and incorporated in 1746.
Cumberlandite is the state rock of the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Cutlery includes any hand implement used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food in Western culture.
CVS Caremark (formerly Caremark Rx) (stylized as CVScaremark, previously CVS/caremark) is the prescription benefit management subsidiary of CVS Health, headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, and stars Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney and Dane Cook.
Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor.
Daniel J. McKee (born 1951) is the 69th and current Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, since 2015.
David Nicola Cicilline (born July 15, 1961) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for since 2011.
David Hackett Fischer (born December 2, 1935) is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University.
In law and government, de jure (lit) describes practices that are legally recognised, whether or not the practices exist in reality.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
In theology, divine providence, or just providence, is God's intervention in the universe.
The Dominion of New England in America (1686–89) was an administrative union of English colonies covering New England and the Mid-Atlantic Colonies (except for the Colony of Pennsylvania).
Don Bousquet (born 1948) is a Rhode Island-based cartoonist.
The Dorr Rebellion (1841–1842) was an attempt by middle-class residents to force broader democracy in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, where a small rural elite was in control of government.
The Dunkin' Donuts Center (originally Providence Civic Center) is an indoor arena located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.
The East Bay Bike Path is a paved rail trail in Rhode Island.
The East Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Eastern United States meets the North Atlantic Ocean.
East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
Eastern Orthodoxy in North America represents adherents, religious communities, institutions and organizations of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and other North American states.
The Eastern Time Zone (ET) is a time zone encompassing 17 U.S. states in the eastern part of the contiguous United States, parts of eastern Canada, the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, Panama in Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
The economic history of the United States is about characteristics of and important developments in the U.S. economy from colonial times to the present.
An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone.
The United States Electoral College is the mechanism established by the United States Constitution for the election of the president and vice president of the United States by small groups of appointed representatives, electors, from each state and the District of Columbia.
English Americans, also referred to as Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England, a country that is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Episcopal Church is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Expédition Particulière was the code name given by the French government for the plan to sail French land forces to North America to support the American rebel forces against Britain in the American Revolutionary War.
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Peter Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) and Bobby Farrelly (born June 17, 1958), collectively referred to as the Farrelly brothers, are American screenwriters and directors.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No.
The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States, a constitutional republic in North America, composed of 50 states, one district, Washington, D.C. (the nation's capital), and several territories.
Fidelity Investments Inc., commonly referred to as Fidelity, is a multinational financial services corporation based in Boston, Massachusetts.
The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island, also known as the First Baptist Meetinghouse.
The flag of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is white and consists of a gold anchor in the center (a symbol for hope) surrounded by thirteen gold stars (for the original 13 colonies and Rhode Island's status as the 13th state to ratify the Constitution).
FM Global is a mutual insurance company based in Johnston, Rhode Island, United States, with offices worldwide, that specializes in loss prevention services primarily to large corporations throughout the world in the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) property insurance market sector.
Franchising is based on a marketing concept which can be adopted by an organisation as a strategy for business expansion.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance without government influence or intervention.
French Americans (French: Franco-Américains) are citizens or nationals of the United States who identify themselves with having full or partial French or French Canadian heritage, ethnicity, and/or ancestral ties.
French-Canadian Americans are Americans of French Canadian descent.
The Gaspee Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution.
General Dynamics Corporation (GD) is an American aerospace and defense multinational corporation formed by mergers and divestitures.
General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) is a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Ghanaian Americans are Americans of full or partial Ghanaian ancestry or Ghanaians who became naturalized citizen of the United States.
The Gilded Age in United States history is the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900.
Gina Marie Raimondo (born May 17, 1971) is an American politician, businesswoman, venture capitalist, and the 75th and current governor of Rhode Island.
Giovanni da Verrazzano (sometimes also incorrectly spelled Verrazano) (1485–1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France.
The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III, Prince of Orange, who was James's nephew and son-in-law.
A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.
The Governors' Cup is the trophy awarded each year to the champion of the International League, one of the two current Triple-A level minor leagues of Major League Baseball.
Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956.
The Gravity Games was a multi-sport competition originating in Providence, Rhode Island that was broken down into Winter and Summer adaptations.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Great Swamp Fight or the Great Swamp Massacre was a crucial battle fought during King Philip's War between colonial militia of New England and the Narragansett tribe in December 1675.
Greene is a village and census-designated place in the southwest corner of the town of Coventry, Rhode Island, United States.
GTECH Corporation was a gaming technology company based in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
Hammersmith Farm is a Victorian mansion and estate located at 225 Harrison Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as a quahog (or quahaug), round clam, or hard-shell (or hard-shelled) clam, is an edible marine bivalve mollusc that is native to the eastern shores of North America and Central America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula.
The Hartford Wolf Pack are a professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut.
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Hasbro, Inc. (an abbreviation of its original name, Hassenfeld Brothers) is an American multinational toy and board game company, It is the largest toy maker in the world in terms of stock market value, and third largest with revenues of approximately $5.12 billion.
High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
Hinduism is a minority religion in the United States; American Hindus in 2014 accounted for an estimated 0.7% of the total US population.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities, and religions from ancient times to the present day.
The professional American football team now known as the Arizona Cardinals previously played in Chicago, Illinois as the Chicago Cardinals from 1920 to 1959 before relocating to St. Louis, Missouri for the 1960 season.
A humid continental climate (Köppen prefix D and a third letter of a or b) is a climatic region defined by Russo-German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1900, which is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold in the northern areas) winters.
Hurricane Bob was one of the costliest hurricanes in New England history.
Hurricane Carol was among the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island in the United States.
Hurricane Donna was the strongest hurricane of the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season, and caused severe damage to the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, and the East Coast of the United States, especially Florida, in August–September.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.
Immigration to the United States is the international movement of individuals who are not natives or do not possess citizenship in order to settle, reside, study, or work in the country.
Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory.
The following is an alphabetical list of articles related to the U.S. state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.
The International League (IL) is a Minor League Baseball league that operates in the eastern United States and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
Interstate 195 (I-195) is an Interstate Highway running a combined in the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Interstate 295 (I-295), sometimes called the Providence Beltway, is an auxiliary Interstate Highway in the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts; it is maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Interstate 84 (I-84) is an Interstate Highway in the United States with two non-contiguous sections.
Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, running largely parallel to the Atlantic Ocean coast and U.S. Highway 1, serving areas from Florida to Maine.
Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main north–south Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, running generally southwest-northeast through the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion.
Islam is the third largest religion in the United States after Christianity and Judaism.
Italian Americans (italoamericani or italo-americani) are an ethnic group consisting of Americans who have ancestry from Italy.
The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private universities in the Northeastern United States.
John Francis Reed (born November 12, 1949) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Rhode Island, a seat he was first elected to in 1996.
Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (born Bouvier; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
James II and VII (14 October 1633O.S. – 16 September 1701An assertion found in many sources that James II died 6 September 1701 (17 September 1701 New Style) may result from a miscalculation done by an author of anonymous "An Exact Account of the Sickness and Death of the Late King James II, as also of the Proceedings at St. Germains thereupon, 1701, in a letter from an English gentleman in France to his friend in London" (Somers Tracts, ed. 1809–1815, XI, pp. 339–342). The account reads: "And on Friday the 17th instant, about three in the afternoon, the king died, the day he always fasted in memory of our blessed Saviour's passion, the day he ever desired to die on, and the ninth hour, according to the Jewish account, when our Saviour was crucified." As 17 September 1701 New Style falls on a Saturday and the author insists that James died on Friday, "the day he ever desired to die on", an inevitable conclusion is that the author miscalculated the date, which later made it to various reference works. See "English Historical Documents 1660–1714", ed. by Andrew Browning (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), 136–138.) was King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
James R. Langevin (born April 22, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 2001.
The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge (often misspelled Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge) spans the West Passage of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, United States.
Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1 July 1725 – 10 May 1807) was a French nobleman and general who played a major role in helping the Thirteen Colonies win independence during the American Revolution.
Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.
Jerimoth Hill is the highest point in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Jersey Shore is an American reality television series that ran on MTV from December 3, 2009 to December 20, 2012 in the United States.
John Clarke (October 1609 – 20 April 1676) was a physician, Baptist minister, co-founder of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, author of its influential charter, and a leading advocate of religious freedom in America.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.
Johnnycake (also called journey cake, shawnee cake or johnny bread) is a cornmeal flatbread.
Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is an American private, nonprofit, co-educational, career-oriented university with one main and three branch campuses located throughout the United States.
Johnston is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
Josiah Winslow was born in Plymouth Colony about 1628 and died in 1680 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony.
Kennedy Plaza (formerly City Hall Park, Exchange Terrace, or Exchange Place) is a rectangular central plaza and the geographic center of the downtown Providence, Rhode Island.
King Philip's War (sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, Pometacomet's Rebellion, or Metacom's Rebellion) was an armed conflict in 1675–78 between American Indian inhabitants of the New England region of North America versus New England colonists and their Indian allies.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
Kingston is a historic railroad station located on the Northeast Corridor in the village of West Kingston, in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island.
The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.
Liberian Americans are Americans of full or partial Liberian ancestry.
Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is an American politician from the state of Rhode Island.
Linguiça is a form of smoke cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika in Portuguese-speaking countries.
This is a list of beaches in New England sorted by state then town.
This is a list of the five counties in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
; Parties Chafee served in prior offices as a Republican, but ran for Governor as an independent.
As of April 1, 2010, the date of the 2010 United States Census, the nine most populous U.S. states contain slightly more than half of the total population.
This article includes a sortable table listing the 50 states, the territories, and the District of Columbia by population density, population rank, and land area.
A state of the United States is one of the 50 constituent entities that shares its sovereignty with the federal government.
Logan International Airport, officially known as General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport and also commonly known as Boston Logan International Airport, is an international airport in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States (and partly in the town of Winthrop, Massachusetts).
Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor just 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the Triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.
Marble House is a Gilded Age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mark Patinkin is an American author and nationally syndicated columnist for the Providence Journal.
Martha's Vineyard (Wampanoag: Noepe; often called just the Vineyard) is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Massachusetts Bay Colony (1628–1691) was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century around the Massachusetts Bay, the northernmost of the several colonies later reorganized as the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The Massachusetts Turnpike (locally called the "Mass Pike" or "the Pike") is a toll road in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
The MBTA Commuter Rail system serves as the commuter rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's transportation coverage of Greater Boston in the United States.
McCoy Stadium is a Minor League baseball stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American romantic fantasy film directed and produced by Martin Brest, and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani.
Metacomet (1638–1676), also known as Metacom and by his adopted English name King Philip,, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), better known as MetLife, and its affiliates.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.
Middletown is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.
The Miriam Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital at 164 Summit Avenue in Providence, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island.
The Morgan horse is one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States.
Mormonism is the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity started by Joseph Smith in Western New York in the 1820s and 30s.
Moses Brown (September 23, 1738 – September 6, 1836) was an American abolitionist and industrialist from New England, who funded the design and construction of some of the first factory houses for spinning machines during the American industrial revolution, including Slater Mill.
Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
Napatree Point in Rhode Island, often referred to simply as Napatree, is a long sandy spit created by a geologic process called longshore drift.
Narragansett soils are loamy soils occurring in the northeastern United States.
Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound covering 147 mi2 (380 km2), 120.5 mi2 (312 km2) in Rhode Island.
Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
Native Hawaiians (Hawaiian: kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli, and Hawaiʻi maoli) are the aboriginal Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants.
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) is the United States Navy's full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare.
The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is the staff college and "Home of Thought" for the United States Navy at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Navigation Acts were a series of English laws that restricted colonial trade to England.
A navy or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
New England Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as New England Tech or NEIT, is a private, accredited, non-profit Rhode Island university offering Associate, Bachelor’s, Master's, and Online degrees in over 55 programs.
The New England vampire panic was the reaction to an outbreak of tuberculosis in the 19th century throughout Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, Vermont, and other parts of New England.
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
New York City English, or Metropolitan New York English, is a regional dialect of American English spoken by many people in New York City and much of its surrounding metropolitan area.
The Newport Casino is an athletic complex and recreation center located at 186–202 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
Newport Creamery is a chain of restaurants in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Newport Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Newport Tower (also known as: Round Tower, Touro Tower, Newport Stone Tower and Old Stone Mill) is a round stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island, the remains of a windmill built in the mid-17th century.
Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.
A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place, or thing, for affection or ridicule.
Nicrophorus americanus, also known as the American burying beetle or giant carrion beetle, is a critically endangered species of beetle endemic to North America.
Nigerian Americans are Americans who are of Nigerian ancestry.
Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin (commonly referred to as Anglo-Americans)Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster See original definition (definition #1) of Anglo in English: It is defined as a synonym for Anglo-American--Page 86 are European Americans who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity, as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
The North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) is the vertical control datum of orthometric height established for vertical control surveying in the United States of America based upon the General Adjustment of the North American Datum of 1988.
North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
North Kingstown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States, and is part of the Providence metropolitan area.
North Providence is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railroad line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.
The Northeast Regional is a regional rail service operated by Amtrak in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.
The Northeastern coastal forests are a temperate broadleaf and mixed forests ecoregion of the northeast and middle Atlantic region of the United States.
The Ocean State Cup is awarded to each season's winner of the quadrangular all sports series among the four Rhode Island Division I schools, the Brown Bears, Bryant Bulldogs, Providence Friars, and Rhode Island Rams.
The following outline is provided as an overview and topical guide to the U.S. State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, commonly known as Rhode Island.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Pacific Islanders or Pasifikas are the peoples of the Pacific Islands.
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America.
A parody (also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on something, caricature, or joke) is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
The Patriarca crime family (pronounced) is also known as the New England crime family, the Providence crime family, the Boston crime family, the Boston Mafia, the Providence Mafia, the New England Mafia, or The Office and is an Italian-American Mafia crime family based in New England.
The Pawtucket Red Sox (known colloquially as the PawSox) are the Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and a member of the International League since 1973.
Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
Peter Griffin is the main character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.
Philip Sherman (1611–1687) was a prominent leader and one of the founding settlers of Portsmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Plantation was an early method of colonisation where settlers went in order to establish a permanent or semi-permanent colonial base, for example for planting tobacco or cotton.
A poll tax is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual.
The Portsmouth Compact was a document signed on March 7, 1638 that established the settlement of Portsmouth, which is now a town in the state of Rhode Island.
Portsmouth is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, USA.
Portuguese Americans (portugueses-americanos), also known as Luso-americans (luso-americanos), are American citizens and residents of the United States who are connected to the country of Portugal by birth, ancestry, or citizenship.
The Preservation Society of Newport County is a private, non-profit organization based in Newport, Rhode Island.
Prosciutto (Pronunciation of "Prosciutto". Cambridge dictionaries online.) is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked; this style is called prosciutto crudo in Italian (or simply crudo) and is distinguished from cooked ham, prosciutto cotto.
Prostitution in Rhode Island was outlawed in 2009.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
The Providence Bruins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), and are the primary development team for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence College (also known as Providence or PC) is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city.
Providence County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The Providence Black Friars are the athletic teams of Providence College.
The Providence Grays were a Major League Baseball team based in Providence, Rhode Island who played in the National League from until.
The Providence metropolitan area is a region extending into eight counties in two states, and is the 39th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Providence Plantation was the first permanent European American settlement in Rhode Island.
The Providence Reds were a hockey team that played in the Canadian-American Hockey League (CAHL) between 1926 and 1936 and the American Hockey League (AHL) from 1936 to 1977, the last season of which they played as the Rhode Island Reds.
The city of Providence as seen from the Providence River at its confluence with the Narragansett Bay The Providence River is a tidal river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Providence station is a railroad station in Providence, Rhode Island, served by Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail.
The Providence Steam Roller (also referred to as the Providence Steam Rollers, the Providence Steamroller and the Providence Steamrollers) was a professional American football team based in Providence, Rhode Island in the National Football League from 1925 to 1931.
The Providence Steamrollers were a Basketball Association of America team based in Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States.
The Providence/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Provolone is an Italian cheese.
Prudence Island is the third-largest island in Narragansett Bay in the state of Rhode Island and part of the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
Quonset Point, also known simply as Quonset, is a small peninsula in Narragansett Bay in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The reserve components of the United States Armed Forces are military organizations whose members generally perform a minimum of 39 days of military duty per year and who augment the active duty (or full-time) military when necessary.
Rhode Island College (RIC) is a public, coeducational college in Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1854, it is the second oldest college in Rhode Island, after Brown University.
The Rhode Island Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Rhode Island.
The State of Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The 'Rhode Island Greening' is an old, historic American apple variety and the official fruit of the state of Rhode Island.
The 1994 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1994.
The 1998 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1998.
The 2002 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2002.
The 2006 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006.
The Rhode Island gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010.
The 2014 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Rhode Island, concurrently with the election of Rhode Island's Class II U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
Rhode Island Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of the US state of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides public transportation, primarily buses, in the state of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Rams are the athletic programs of the University of Rhode Island, based in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States.
The Rhode Island Rebellion are an American semi-professional rugby league football team based in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken.
The Rhode Island Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Rhode Island.
Route 10 is a numbered state highway connector in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, traveling along the Huntington Expressway, the first freeway in the state.
Route 146, also known as the Louisquisset Pike, the Eddie Dowling Highway, and the North Smithfield Expressway, is a long numbered state highway located in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
Route 1A is a long numbered state highway located in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States.
Route 37, also known as the Lincoln Avenue Freeway, is a state highway running in Providence County and Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.
Route 4, also known as the Colonel Rodman Highway, is a long numbered state highway located in Washington County and southern Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.
Route 403, also known as the Quonset Freeway, is a numbered state highway located in Washington County and Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.
Route 99, also known as the Woonsocket Industrial Highway, is a numbered state highway running in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
The Rhode Island Royal Charter was a document providing royal recognition to the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, approved by England's King Charles II in July 1663.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Senate is the upper house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of the US state of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Sound is a strait of water, off the coast of the U.S. state of Rhode Island at mouth of Narragansett Bay.
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol of the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in southern and western Rhode Island.
"Rhode Island, It's For Me" is the official state song of Rhode Island.
Rhodes (Ρόδος, Ródos) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital.
Rhoticity in English refers to English speakers' pronunciation of the historical rhotic consonant, and is one of the most prominent distinctions by which varieties of English can be classified.
Rhode Island Reds Football Club are among the major soccer clubs in Rhode Island.
A ring road (also known as beltline, beltway, circumferential (high)way, loop or orbital) is a road or a series of connected roads encircling a town, city, or country.
Roger Williams (c. 21 December 1603 – between 27 January and 15 March 1683) was a Puritan minister, English Reformed theologian, and Reformed Baptist who founded the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Roger Williams University (RWU) is a private, coeducational American liberal arts university located on in Bristol, Rhode Island, on Mt.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence (Dioecesis Providentiensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Salami (singular salame) is a type of cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat, typically beef or pork.
Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy, located in the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
Samuel Gorton (1593 – 1677) was an early settler and civic leader of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and President of the towns of Providence and Warwick.
Samuel Slater (June 9, 1768 – April 21, 1835) was an early English-American industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" (a phrase coined by Andrew Jackson) and the "Father of the American Factory System".
Samuel Ward (May 25, 1725 – March 26, 1776) was an American farmer, politician, Supreme Court Justice, Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and delegate to the Continental Congress.
Scituate is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
The Seekonk River is a tidal extension of the Providence River in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.
Shaw's and Star Market are two American grocery store chains under united management based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, employing about 30,000 associates in 154 total stores.
Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island since 2007.
Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service which operates along the Northeast Corridor through southern Connecticut, US.
Shtetlekh (שטעטל, shtetl (singular), שטעטלעך, shtetlekh (plural)) were small towns with large Jewish populations, which existed in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust.
The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the Surrender at Yorktown, German Battle or the Siege of Little York, ending on October 19, 1781, at Yorktown, Virginia, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by British peer and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis.
The Slater Mill is a historic textile mill complex on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, modeled after cotton spinning mills first established in England.
Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property.
Smithfield is located in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
The social safety net is a collection of services provided by the state or other institutions such as friendly societies.
South Kingstown is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 30,639 at the 2010 census. South Kingstown is the largest town in Washington County and is the largest town (land and water area) in the state of Rhode Island.
Spanish and Portuguese Jews, also called Western Sephardim, are a distinctive sub-group of Iberian Jews who are largely descended from Jews who lived as New Christians in the Iberian Peninsula during the immediate generations following the forced expulsion of unconverted Jews from Spain in 1492 and from Portugal in 1497.
The Spanish flu (January 1918 – December 1920), also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus.
Squid is eaten in many cuisines; in English, the culinary name calamari is often used for squid dishes from the Mediterranean, notably fried squid (fried calamari).
A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U.S. states.
Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707 – July 13, 1785) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director.
The Stone-ender is a unique style of Rhode Island architecture that developed in the 17th century where one wall in a house is made up of a large stone chimney.
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, known as Stop & Shop, is a chain of supermarkets/stores located in the northeastern United States.
The striped bass (Morone saxatilis), also called Atlantic striped bass, striper, linesider, rock or rockfish, is an anadromous Perciforme fish of the family Moronidae found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America.
Stuffed clams (or stuffies) are popular in New England and consist of a breadcrumb and minced clam mixture that is baked on the half shell of a quahog hard shell clam.
"Swamp Yankee" is a colloquial pejorative for rural Yankees (northeastern Americans with English colonial ancestry).
In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.
Textron is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate.
The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
The Crown is the state in all its aspects within the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth realms and their sub-divisions (such as Crown dependencies, provinces, or states).
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.
The Home Depot Inc. or Home Depot is an American home improvement supplies retailing company that sells tools, construction products, and services.
The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
The Providence Journal, nicknamed the ProJo, is a daily newspaper serving the metropolitan area of Providence, Rhode Island, and is the largest newspaper in Rhode Island.
The Station nightclub fire occurred on Thursday, February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, killing 100 people and injuring 230.
The Towers, also known as the Twin Towers is a historic structure located at 35 Ocean Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
The Thirteen Colonies were a group of British colonies on the east coast of North America founded in the 17th and 18th centuries that declared independence in 1776 and formed the United States of America.
Thomas Somers was one of the original investors and architects for the Beverly Cotton Manufactory in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Thomas Wilson Dorr (November 5, 1805December 27, 1854), was an American politician and reformer in Rhode Island, best known for leading the Dorr Rebellion, an effort to broaden the franchise in the state for white males and to change apportionment in the legislature for better representation of urban populations.
Tommy James (born Thomas Gregory Jackson; April 29, 1947) is an American pop rock musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, widely known as leader of the 1960s rock band Tommy James and the Shondells.
The Touro Synagogue or Congregation Jeshuat Israel (קהל קדוש ישועת ישראל) is a synagogue built in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island, that is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the colonial era.
Triangular trade or triangle trade is a historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions.
Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.
A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
U.S. Route 6 is a major east–west road in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a mainline Protestant denomination and a major part of Methodism.
The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.
The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The 1952 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states.
The 1956 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States Presidential Election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states.
The 1960 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states.
The 1964 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states and D.C. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
The 1968 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election.
The 1972 United States presidential election in Rhode Island refers to how Rhode Island participated in the 1972 United States presidential election.
The 1976 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election.
The 1980 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 1980, as part of the 1980 United States presidential election.
The 1984 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 6, 1984.
The 1988 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states and D.C. Voters chose 4 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
The 1992 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election.
The 1996 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election.
Rhode Island is one of the most reliable blue states in the country.
The 2004 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 2, 2004, and was part of the 2004 United States presidential election.
The 2008 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 2008, and was part of the 2008 United States presidential election.
The 2012 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated.
The 2016 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated.
The United States presidential election of 1908 was the 31st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1908.
The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election.
The University of Rhode Island, commonly referred to as URI, is the flagship public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island.
Upland and lowland are conditional descriptions of a plain based on elevation above sea level.
The USA Rugby League (USARL) is the official governing body for rugby league in the USA and runs a rugby league football competition in the United States.
UTC−04:00 is a time offset that subtracts 4 hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
UTC−05:00 is a time offset that subtracts five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Victory over Japan Day (also known as V-J Day, Victory in the Pacific Day, or V-P Day) is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war.
Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
Viola (and) is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae.
Viola sororia, known commonly as the common blue violet, is a short-stemmed herbaceous perennial plant that is native to eastern North America.
Wakefield is a village in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and the commercial center of the town.
Walmart Inc. (formerly branded as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.
The Wampanoag, also rendered Wôpanâak, are an American Indian people in North America.
Warwick (locally) is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, the second largest city in the state with a population of 82,672 at the 2010 census.
Washington County, known locally as South County, is a county located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The Washington Secondary Bike path includes several bridges. The Washington Secondary Rail Trail (also known as the Washington Secondary Bike Path) is a rail trail located in Rhode Island.
The Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R) is a 680 mile-long (1,094 km) series of roads used by the Continental Army under the command of George Washington and the Expédition Particulière under the command of Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau during their 1781 march from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia, United States.
Watch Hill is an affluent coastal village and census-designated place in the town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
The Watchman Industrial School and Camp, also known as the Watchman Institute, was founded in 1908 for black youths by Reverend William S. Holland in Providence, Rhode Island.
West Warwick is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.
Westerly is a passenger rail station on the Northeast Corridor located just north of downtown Westerly, Rhode Island.
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
In the United States, a White Hispanic is an American citizen or resident who is racially white and of Hispanic descent.
Wickford Junction station is a commuter rail station located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States.
Wickford is a small village in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, which is named after Wickford in Essex, England.
The William C. O'Neill Bike Path (also called the South County Bike Trail) is a paved rail trail extending from Kingston station parking lot in West Kingston, Rhode Island, to Mumford Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
William Coddington (c. 1601 – 1 November 1678) was an early magistrate of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and later of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is a women and infants' hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.
Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.
The X Games is an annual extreme sports event hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN.
Yankee magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire, United States.
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States.
The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane, Long Island Express, and Yankee Clipper) was one of the deadliest and most destructive tropical cyclones to strike Long Island, New York and New England.
The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League.
For the Civil War and Spanish–American War units see 1st Rhode Island Infantry. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment (also known as Varnum's Regiment, the 9th Continental Regiment, the Black Regiment, and Olney's Battalion) was a regiment in the Continental Army from Rhode Island during the American Revolutionary War (1775–83).
The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 people enumerated during the 1990 Census.
The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
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