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January 31

*Root for the Home Team: The Great and Proud Century of Newport Baseball, Newport

February 1

*A Downton Abbey Fashion Primer and Tea II, Providence

February 7

*A Gilded Age Tea, Newport

*3rd Annual Frost Biters Bash, Bristol

*3rd Annual Winter Sparkle, Providence

*Lincoln's Birthday Celebration, Lincoln

February 9

*Winter Waterfowl Birding on Prudence Island, Bristol

February 12

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

February 14

*An Afternoon in 1820: Life at the Whitehorne House, Newport

*Aquidneck Indian Council Winter Potluck and Social, Tiverton

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January 31st in Rhode Island history

1867

*Woonsocket is taken from Cumberland and incorporated. Its name is of Indian origin and means "to go downhill" or "at the cliff."

1969

*Former governor John H. Chafee is sworn in as Secretary of the Navy.

1972

*Rhode Island lobster fishermen complain of being harassed by Russian trawlers fishing off Point Judith. Extensive loss of fishing gear and a 75 percent decrease in the size of the catch are reported.

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