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September 2

*Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

September 4

*WaterFire—Partial Lighting, Providence

September 6

*Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

*Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

*2nd Annual Moon River Gala, Bristol

*15th Annual Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival, Pawtucket

*32nd Annual French Farmers Market and Heritage Day, Woonsocket

September 11

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

September 12

*South County Museum Annual Folk Art Quilt Show, Narragansett

September 13

*Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

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September 1st in Rhode Island history

1778

*Sir Henry Clinton's 4,000 fresh British troops from New York land at Newport.

1785

*Governor (1851-1853) Philip Allen is born in Providence.

1807

*Governor William W. Hoppin (1854-1857) is born in Providence.

1885

*A statue of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry is dedicated at Newport.

1955

*Butler Hospital, the 111-year-old mental institution on Providence's East Side, is closed because of mounting deficits.

1961

*The Rhode Island Family Court formally takes its place in the state judicial system, holding its first session.

1976

*The Selective Service, which has been present in Rhode Island since before World War II, ends operations.

1995

*Providence teachers go on strike and Mayor Vincent Cianci, Jr., fires back swiftly, cutting off their health coverage and threatening legal action that could result in firing.

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