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December 5

*CANCELLED—Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

*Holiday Boutique, Westerly

*50th Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, Newport

*CANCELLED—American Girl Doll Christmas Party, Lincoln

*Victorian Christmas Dinner, Warwick

December 5-6

*Christmas at the Castle, Wickford, North Kingstown

December 6

*CANCELLED—Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration, Lincoln

*Christmas Open House, Smithfield

*Christmas Tea, Warwick

December 10

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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December 3rd in Rhode Island history*

1741

*Jonathon Arnold, author of the Rhode Island Renunciation Statement, is born.

1755

*Painter Gilbert Charles Stuart, most famous for his unfinished portrait of George Washington, is born in North Kingstown.

1774

*The Legislature orders cannon and powder removed from Fort George, Newport, to Providence, in anticipation of a British occupation of the town.

1775

*The sloop Katy is recommissioned the sloop Providence, the first vessel of the Continental Navy. The Grand Union flag is hoisted on the frigate Alfred, Commodore Esek Hopkins' flagship.

1780

*General Nathanael Greene, at Hillsborough, North Carolina, takes command of the southern forces.

1852

*The building known as the Red Slaughter House, near the corner of Broad and Pearl Streets in Providence, owned by Calvin Dean, and occupied by C.W. Atwood, for the storage of lumber, is destroyed by fire at about 7pm. Loss is estimated at $2,000. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

1951

*The Providence Journal wins a four-year court fight to examine Pawtucket tax abatement records when the United States Supreme Court refuses to review the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals which had ruled in favor of the newspaper.

1964

*The Rhode Island Supreme Court, by a three to two decision, upholds the constitutionality of the state's "fair trade" law fixing retail sale prices.

1982

*Three Smithfield housewives go on strike, demanding "More reward, more appreciation," and garner international attention.

1996

*Senator-elect Jack Reed wins seats on the United States Senate Labor and Banking committees.

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