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August 17

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

August 18

*Ida Lewis Distance Race, Newport

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

August 19

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

*H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life Walking Tour, Providence

*Armenian Church Picnic, Providence

August 20

*Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

August 24

*The Chimi Trucks of Broad Street Walking Tour, Providence

August 25

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

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August 17th in Rhode Island history*

1775

*The beacon at Prospect Hill is tested. Observers report signtings at Newport; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and New London and Norwich, Connecticut.

1971

*The new $4.4 million Department of Health building on Davis Street is completely operational.

1976

*Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci makes a nationally televised speech to the Republican National Convention in Kansas City.

1984

*Rhode Island's economy produced a state budget surplus of $31.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

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