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September 24

*Rhode Island's Industrial Revolution, West Warwick

September 25

*Validating the Afterlife, Lincoln

September 26

*New England Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail on Schooner Aurora, Newport

*Wednesday Walk-Arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

September 27

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

*Downtown Shutdown Live!, Westerly

*You Will Find It Handy: Rhode Island Listings in the Green Book, Providence

*Heritage Fest: A Genealogical Fair, Warwick

September 28

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

September 28-29

*Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

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September 24th in Rhode Island history*

1824

*Former French general the Marquis de Lafayette visits Providence while on his tour of all twenty-four United States.

1880

*Bristol celebrates the bi-centennial of its settlement.

1932

*Arthur "Daddy" Black, a numbers kingpin, is shot to death in his office at 160 Cranston Street by a group of black assassins working under the direction of Italian mobsters.

1947

*Salve Regina College, the state's first Catholic college for women, is officially opened and dedicated.

1948

*A Journal-Bulletin investigation reveals widespread fraudulent voting in six of thirteen Providence wards during the September 20th Republican primary.

1981

*The Newport City Council elects Paul Gaines mayor—the first black mayor in Rhode Island.

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