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February 16-18

*100 Years of Romance, Warwick

February 19-20

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

February 21

*Seal Tour of Prudence Island, Bristol

February 21-22

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

February 23

*Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

*16th Annual Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash, Providence

February 23-24

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

February 24

*Valley Talk: Screening of "When the Reds Ruled the Roost", Woonsocket

*2019 Winter Speaker Series: The History of Shadow Farm, Narragansett

*Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

*More events

February 18th in Rhode Island history*


*Qualification for freemen of the towns is restricted to freeholders of lands to the value of £100 or forty shillings per annum, or the eldest son of such a freeholder. Freemen of towns are permitted to vote for Deputies (Representatives).


*Jeweler and silversmith Jabez Gorham is born in Providence.


*Peace is declared in the war with England.


*National Niantic Bank (formerly the Niantic Bank of Westerly) is organized and granted federal charter #823.


*Big night for fires in Providence: The Theatre Comique on Weybosset Street is gutted at a loss of $100,000, and The Daniels and Cornell Building on Custom House Street is destroyed at a loss of $175,000.


*Joseph Nelson Goucher (aka Eddie Dowling), writer, actor, stage producer (Rainbow Man, Honeymoon Lane, "Anywhere U.S.A."), dies in Smithfield. The Eddie Dowling Highway in North Smithfield is named for him.


*For the first time since 1979 the price of regular gasoline falls below one dollar at some Rhode Island stations.

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