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November 23

*Santa's Arrival, Westerly

*21st Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade, Newport

November 23-24

*Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

*Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

November 23-25

*Visit with Santa at Carousel Village, Providence

*Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

November 24

*Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

*Holiday Breakfast for Scholarships, East Providence

*Lighting of the Lighthouse, Newport

November 24-25

*Newport Seal Tours, Newport

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November 20th in Rhode Island history*

1776

*Following a British victory across the Hudson River at Fort Washington four days ago, General Nathanael Greene abandons Fort Lee, New Jersey.

1777

*In spite of a heroic defense, Rhode Island troops, under Colonel Christopher Greene, are forced to evacuate Fort Mercer.

1849

*Anna Jenkins House, an historic mansion on Benefit and John Streets in Providence, is destroyed by fire. Anna A. Jenkins and her daughter Sarah are both killed.

1969

*Philip F. Addison, Jr., wins a special election in the Third Ward and becomes the first black person ever elected to the Providence City Council.

1977

*At approximately 1am two armed and masked men steal an irreplaceable sterling silver set from a display case at the Rhode Island State House. The ornate service contains at least $60,000 worth of sterling, but its primary value is historical—the set was made by the Gorham Company of Providence in 1907.

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