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September 19

*Victorian Game Night, Providence

*"I am an honest woman": Female Revolutionary Resistance along the New England Seacoast, Newport

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

*The American Red Cross and the Women Who Served, Bristol

September 19-20

*Newport Mansions Food and Wine Festival, Newport

September 20

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

September 21

*Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

*Bark Ranger Walk, Lincoln

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

*Great Road Day, Saylesville, Lincoln

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September 18th in Rhode Island history*

1710

*In support of the British, a fleet of Rhode Island vessels embarks on an expedition against French-held Port Royal, Nova Scotia.

1865

*National Eagle Bank (formerly the Eagle Bank of Bristol) is organized and granted federal charter #1562.

1894

*A fire in the carbonizing department of the River Spinning Company's mill in Woonsocket results in loss of machinery and damage by water to a stock of wool amounting to $3,000. It could have been worse, as the fire is prevented from spreading through almost $30,000 of additional wool on hand.

1915

*Eddie Rickenbacher [later America's top World War I flying ace], breaks the world record for a 100-mile car race at the old Narragansett Park in Cranston. He circles the one-mile track 100 times in one hour and 29 minutes.

1928

*Citizens National Bank of Woonsocket (Charter #970) fails due to financial shortfalls.

1992

*Following a late dinner at The Arch restaurant on Federal Hill, mob enforcer Kevin Hanrahan is ambushed by two men at the corner of Atwells Avenue and Pequot Street, and fatally shot in the face.

2011

*Cranston's Olivia Culpo wins the title of Miss Rhode Island USA.

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