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May 23

*WaterFire, Providence

*Shoes and Their Secret Stories, Newport

May 24

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

May 25

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

*Statuary and Gardens Guided Tour, Bristol

*Cemetery Walk, Providence

*Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

May 25-26

*9th Annual First Light Powwow, Woonsocket

May 25-27

*Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival, Pawtuxet, Warwick

May 26

*Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Pawtucket

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May 23rd in Rhode Island history*

1714

*Walter Clarke, three-time Rhode Island Colonial governor under the Royal Charter, and the first native-born governor, dies at 74.

1824

*Ambrose Everett Burnside, Civil War general and governor (1866-'69) of Rhode Island, is born in Liberty, Indiana.

1825

*The First Universalist Church and twenty other buildings on Westminster and Union Streets are destroyed by fire.

1977

*One year after his last visit, Elvis Presley returns to the Providence Civic Center for a third sold-out show.

1979

*At 1:30am Frosty, the Slater Park Zoo's popular 800-pound polar bear, is shot and killed by Pawtucket Police after vandals, using bolt cutters, released him from his compound.

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