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Events Calendar

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January 19-20

*11th annual Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace , Pawtucket

January 24

*Providence Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture, Providence

*Historic Ties Between Rhode Island, Charleston, and the West Indies, Bristol

January 26

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

January 27

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

*2019 Winter Speaker Series: The Canonchet Farm Linear Park, Narragansett

*Valley Talk, Woonsocket

*Singin' and Swingin' Sunday!, Lincoln

*Johnston Historical Society General Meeting and Open House, Johnston

January 28

*Aquidneck Island Trolleys: The Streetcar Era, 1898-1925, Portsmouth

*More events

January 19th in Rhode Island history*

1635

*In a move that's sure to win him a ton of friends, Roger Williams suggests the removal of the cross from the British flag.

1898

*Brown men's hockey plays Harvard in the first U.S. college hockey game. Brown wins 6-0.

1920

*Governor (1991-'94) Bruce Sundlun is born in Providence.

1924

*Actor (Family Plot, Raging Bull, "Cheers") and director ("S.W.A.T.," "Starsky and Hutch," "ChiPs," "Logan's Run") Nicholas "Coach" Colasanto is born in Providence.

1977

*Dr. David E. Sweet, president of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is announced as the sixth president of Rhode Island College.

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