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October 20

*Hauntings of Linden Place Guided Tour, Bristol

October 21

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

October 22-23

*Night at the Haunted Museum, Providence

October 23

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

*Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

October 23-24

*H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour and Film Screening, Providence

October 24

*Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

October 26

*Newport: The City as a Work of Art, Newport

October 27

*Hauntings of Linden Place Guided Tour, Bristol

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October 20th in Rhode Island history*

1762

*Providence's first printing press, and its first newspaper, the Providence Gazette and Country Journal, are established by William Goddard.

1819

*The Providence Institution for Savings is incorporated.

1841

*Blacksmith George Fayerweather II, a former slave, dies in Kingston.

1960

*The $20 million Project Turnkey, the first fully mechanized post office in the United States, is dedicated in Providence.

1973

*Providence Civic Center director Harold Copeland is indicted by a Rhode Island grand jury for soliciting a bribe from promoter Robert "Skip" Chernov. Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr., is the prosecutor.

1984

*Old Stone Bank merges into the Rhode Island Federal Savings and Loan Association, Providence

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