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June 19

*Remembering Slavery: The Rhode Island Slave History Medallions Project, Newport

June 20

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

*Concert Under the Elms, Providence

*The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, Bristol

*Food Truck Night, Warwick

June 21

*A Taste of Summer Fundraiser, Narragansett

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

June 21-22

*Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

June 22

*Herreshoff Waterfront Festival, Bristol

*Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

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June 19th in Rhode Island history*

1781

*General Nathanael Greene abandons the siege of Fort 96, South Carolina, but not before defeating a Loyalist force of 550. At the same time, back in Rhode Island, the second march of the French Army passes the Joy Homestead in Cranston to join the rest of the force at Waterman's Tavern in Coventry.

1786

*Major-General Nathanael Greene dies in Georgia at the age of 43. As a Revolutionary War-era military leader, he was considered second only to Washington.

1924

*A bromide gas bomb ends a Democratic filibuster in the state Senate; five members are overcome by fumes.

1943

*Journalist and WPRO-AM radio talk show host Mary Ann Sorrentino is born.

1979

*Governor J. Joseph Garrahy announces the imposition of minimum purchase requirements for gasoline effective at midnight on June 20, 1979. Motorists with four cylinders will have to buy at least $5 worth when they purchase gasoline. Motorists with larger cars will have to buy at least $7 worth.

1996

*A Superior Court jury convicts Warwick Detective Jeffrey Scott Hornoff of bludgeoning his lover, Victoria Cushman, to death in her Warwick apartment in 1989.

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