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May 25-26

*Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

*Empire Revue: Benny's, the Musical!, Providence

May 25-27

*Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

May 26

*Mystery at the Museum: Double Jeopardy, Newport

*WaterFire, Providence

May 26-28

*Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival, Pawtuxet, Warwick

May 27

*Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Central Falls

*Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

*Empire Revue: Benny's, the Musical!, Providence

May 28

*Memorial Day Parade, Chepachet, Glocester

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May 25th in Rhode Island history*

1778

*The British pillage and burn thirty buildings in Warren and Bristol. On the Kickemuit River they burn between seventy and eighty flat-bottomed boats that had been prepared for Major General Joseph Spencer's invasion of Aquidneck Island. Sixty prisoners are taken to Newport.

1895

*The Rhode Island General Assembly passes a resolution that the halls of the new State House should be decorated with portraits of past Rhode Island colonial and state governors.

1914

*The First National Bank of Hopkinton (Charter #1054) opts not to join the new Federal Reserve system. It is voluntarily liquidated and its assets are assumed by Washington Trust of Westerly.

1921

*Bishop Harkins dies. Bishop William A. Hickey, D.D., becomes the third Bishop of Providence.

1951

*Rhode Island voters approve holding a constitutional convention, 16,737 to 4,183.

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