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Events Calendar

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April 10

*Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

April 10-11

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

April 11

*East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

April 17-18

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

April 24

*Great Coats and Greatcoats, Seasonal Wardrobes in the Eighteenth Century, Newport

*Stone Walls Walk and Talk, Bristol

*Run for the Lighthouse, Riverside, East Providence

April 24-25

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

May 1-9

*Celebrate Spring with Tulips!, Exeter

May 1

*Derby Day Party, Bristol

*More events

April 10th in Rhode Island history*

1794

*Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry [who will open Japanese ports to world trade in 1854], is born in Newport.

1905

*National Landholders Bank of Kingston (Charter #1158) is reorganized as the Kingston Trust Company.

1928

*Narragansett's Wayside Inn opens.

1942

*An Emergency Defense Act is signed giving wartime powers to the Governor and the Council of Defense.

2016

*Cranston's Edgewood Yacht Club "breaks ground" on a new clubhouse. The old clubhouse burned down when it was struck by lightning during a blizzard in January 2011.

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