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September 19-21

*9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

September 20

*Oral History, Providence

*37th Annual Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival, Providence

*8th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival, North Smithfield

*Walking Tour: Quaker Newport, Newport

*Newport 375th Lecture, Newport

September 20-21

*41st Annual Harvest Fair, Bristol

*9th Annual 13 Moons Turtle Clan Powwow, Lincoln

*27th Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

September 21

*Heritage Day, Chepachet, Glocester

*More events

September 20th in Rhode Island history


*The Richmond Town Council appoints a committee to deliver guns to soldiers raised in the town, the guns to be branded with the letter R before delivery. The council also furnishes blankets and knapsacks; if a soldier furnishes his own, he is to be allowed six shillings. When the town of Hopkinton issues supplies to its soldiers, it gives rations of Indian corn. The Westerly Town Council is so pleased with its enlistments that it votes to treat its soldiers to three gallons of rum.


*53,598 Republican electors cast votes in the state's first primary.


*The Almacs Supermarket chain, which emerged from bankruptcy less than a year earlier, files for bankruptcy again.

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