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July 17

*Closet Tour: Doris Duke's Wardrobe, Newport

*Flawed Justice: Rhode Island Killers Who Were Pardoned or Paroled, Warwick

*Anne Hutchinson Birthday Commemoration Lecture, Portsmouth

*Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

*My Life as Lighthouse Keeper in the 1950s, Cranston

July 18

*William and Jaclyn Egan Research Fellows Lectures, Newport

*New England Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail on Schooner Aurora, Newport

*Wednesday Walk-Arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

*Historical Memory of Misdirections!, Johnston

*Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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July 17th in Rhode Island history*

1865

*Phenix National Bank of Phenix (formerly the Phenix Village Bank) is organized and granted federal charter #1460.

1907

*The Fourth National Bank of Providence (Charter #772) is absorbed by the United National Bank (Charter #5925).

1941

*A second draft drawing, in which numbers are drawn to determine the order in which men will be called to service, is conducted in Washington, D.C.

1975

*Donald F. Hornig, president of Brown University, submits his resignation, to take effect on June 30th the following year.

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