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Events Calendar

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December 14-16

*Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

December 15-16

*Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

*Newport Seal Tours, Newport

December 21

*Winter Solstice at the Tower, Newport

December 21-22

*Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

December 21-23

*Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

December 27

*A Rough Point Holiday, Newport

December 28

*Home for the Holidays Guided Tours, Lincoln

December 29-31

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

December 30

*Home for the Holidays Guided Tours, Lincoln

*More events

December 16th in Rhode Island history*

1773

*The Boston Tea Party is staged by the Sons of Liberty and other patriots in Boston.

1837

*A four-story hardware and paint store on South Main Street in Providence goes up in flames.

1865

*Former governor (1851-'53) Philip Allen dies at the age of 80.

1901

*Governor (1900-'01) William Gregory dies in office at the age of 51.

1942

*Governor (2003-'11) Donald Carcieri is born in East Greenwich.

1962

*Five-time super-middleweight world championship boxer Vinnie "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza is born in Cranston.

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