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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*

1723

*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).

1792

*Jeweler and silversmith Jabez Gorham is born in Providence.

1815

*Peace is declared in the war with England.

1865

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

1888

*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.

1976

*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.

1986

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

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