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Events Calendar

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April 18-19

*Visits with the Easter Bunny, Providence

April 18-20

*Fairy Garden Days, Providence

April 19

*Murder at the Museum, Newport

*Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

*Lost Villages of Scituate Bus Tours, Hope, Scituate

*Walking Tour: Newport Cabinetmakers, Newport

*Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

April 20

*Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

April 22

*Historic Rhode Island Farms, Saylesville, Lincoln

April 23

*April School Vacation Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

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April 18th in Rhode Island history

1842

*Thomas W. Dorr is elected Governor of Rhode Island under the People's Constitution, and with him an entire state ticket.

*Thomas Wilson Dorr, elected the "People's Governor" by the militant Rhode Island Suffrage Association, attempts an unsuccessful takeover of the state arsenal at Providence.

1847

*Commodore Matthew Perry captures Tuxpan, Mexico.

1861

*The first detachment of Rhode Island volunteers for the Civil War is sent to Washington.

1880

*Former governor (1854-1857) William W. Hoppin dies at the age of 73.

1946

*The General Assembly adopts the $20 million Soldiers' Bonus Act, to pay $200 to each member of the Armed Services from Rhode Island.

1981

*The longest baseball game ever played begins at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. The International League game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings began at 8:00 PM and dragged on until 4:09 in the morning, when the game was suspended after 32 innings with a 2-2 score. When the game was resumed on June 23rd, it took Pawtucket only one inning to score, ending the game after 33 innings and eight-and-a-half hours of play.

1989

*25 Holsteins wander north on the southbound lanes of Route 295. Police use their cruisers to herd the cattle to the shoulder of the road.

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