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August 24

*Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

*Rough Point After Hours: Sights and Sounds of Shangri-La, Newport

*Historical Walking Tour at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence

*Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

August 26

*Taste of the Valley/Blackstone River Revival, Pawtucket

*Wolf Hill Hike and BBQ, Smithfield

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

August 27

*Sampler ID Days, Narragansett

*Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours, Providence

*Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

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August 24th in Rhode Island history*

1781

*Foster (named for U.S. Senator Theodore Foster), is taken from Scituate and incorporated as a town.

1949

*Former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator J. Howard McGrath is sworn in as United States attorney general.

1962

*Someone realizes there is still black powder inside the barrel of the Gettysburg Gun on display in the State House. The Rhode Island National Guard's Army Corps of Engineers will drill holes in the barrel and submerge it in water to remove the powder.

1964

*Rhode Island Senator John O. Pastore delivers the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1977

*A statewide grand jury—the first of its kind ever called in Rhode Island—hears evidence involving 25 people arrested in what authorities have called an international drug ring.

1988

*The creation of a kidney transplant program at Rhode Island Hospital, scheduled to begin accepting patients in 1990, is approved by Rhode Island Health Director H. Denman Scott.

1992

*Ground is broken for a 220-bed federal detention center in Central Falls.

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