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March 7

*Seals, Birds, and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

*33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

*Winter Birding Cruise on Narragansett Bay, Newport

*Savoring Rhode Island: The Zeppole Crawl, Providence

March 7-8

*Opening Weekend at A&W Root Beer, Greenville, Smithfield

March 9

*Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence, Cumberland

March 12

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

March 14

*59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

March 15

*Ranger Days: Francophonie in Rhode Island: Cine-Quebec Film Festival, Woonsocket

March 17

*Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

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March 6th in Rhode Island history

1755

*Rhode Island raises six hundred men for the Crown Point Expedition against French forces in New York.

1759

*Johnston (named in honor of Augustus Johnston, Esquire, the attorney-general of Rhode Island) is taken from Providence and incorporated as a town.

1781

*George Washington meets with Rochambeau and Lafayette in Newport to plan the final campaign against the British.

1967

*Nelson Ackerman Eddy, a singer ("Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life") and actor who starred opposite Jeanette McDonald in a successful series of MGM operettas (Naughty Marietta, Rose Marie) in the 1930s, dies of a stroke in Miami, Florida.

1983

*John A. Notte, Jr., the 49th governor of Rhode Island, dies at the age of 73. He was governor from 1961 to 1963, lieutenant governor from 1959 to 1961, and secretary of state from 1957 to 1959.

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