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Events Calendar

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November 28-30

*Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Woonsocket

November 29

*Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

*Santa's Arrival and Holiday Parade, Providence

*WaterFire—Partial Lighting, Providence

*Holiday Breakfast for Scholarships, East Providence

November 29-30

*Visits with Santa, Providence

December 1

*Holiday Open House: Lucy Aldrich's WWII Christmas, Newport

December 2

*Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

December 4

*35th Annual "Light Up a Life" Tree Lighting, Wakefield, South Kingstown

December 5

*An Evening of Good Cheer!, Providence

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November 27th in Rhode Island history

1785

*Henry Wheaton [an authority on international law] is born in Providence.

1871

*Betsy Williams dies and by her will bequeaths a large portion of property to the City of Providence to be used as a public park [Roger Williams Park ].

1893

*Stephen Wilcox, Jr., co-inventor, with George H. Babcock, of the water tube steam boiler, deemed by Thomas Edison "the best boiler God has permitted man yet to make", dies in Westerly.

1996

*The 54 parties that dumped chemicals in the 1970s and 1980s at the Davis Liquid Waste Site, in Smithfield, agree to pay $32 million so that the Superfund site can be cleaned up by the EPA.

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