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August 24

*The Burning of HMS Liberty, Newport

*Drop in and WEAVE!, Pawtucket

*3rd Annual Old Time Music Picnic, Narragansett

*RISEUP Paranormal Investigation, Coventry

August 24-25

*Loyal 9 Summer Music Festival, Peace Dale, South Kingstown

*Civil War Reenactment, Newport

August 25

*Season Closing: Membership Day, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

*Civil War Day, Lincoln

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

*Sam's Mill Fest, Pawtucket

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August 24th in Rhode Island history*

1740

*Colonel Israel Angell is born in Providence.

1781

*Foster (named for U.S. Senator Theodore Foster), is taken from Scituate and incorporated as a town.

1865

*Merchants National Bank (formerly Merchants Bank of Providence) is organized and granted federal charter #1131.

1904

*The First National Bank of Warren (Charter #673), the National Hope Bank of Warren (Charter #1008), the National Warren Bank of Warren (Charter #1419), the Warren Trust Company, and the Warren Institution for Savings are all absorbed by the Industrial Trust Company.

1949

*Former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator J. Howard McGrath is sworn in as United States Attorney General.

1962

*Someone realizes there is still black powder inside the barrel of the Gettysburg Gun on display in the State House. The Rhode Island National Guard's Army Corps of Engineers will drill holes in the barrel and submerge it in water to remove the powder.

1964

*Rhode Island Senator John O. Pastore delivers the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1977

*A statewide grand jury—the first of its kind ever called in Rhode Island—hears evidence involving 25 people arrested in what authorities have called an international drug ring.

1988

*The creation of a kidney transplant program at Rhode Island Hospital, scheduled to begin accepting patients in 1990, is approved by Rhode Island Health Director H. Denman Scott.

1992

*Ground is broken for a 220-bed federal detention center in Central Falls.

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