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September 17

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

September 17-19

*Misquamicut FallFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

*Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

September 18

*Historic Walk with Tim Cranston: Wickford Harbor, North Kingstown

*Half-way to Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Providence

*Tour the Historic Jewelry District, Providence

*WaterFire, Providence

*Culturally Enriching Walking Tour of the Providence River Area, Providence

*Kite Flying Day, Jamestown

September 18-19

*Trades and Craft Weekend, Bristol

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September 17th in Rhode Island history*

1641

*Mr. Robert Jeffreys is authorized by the town of Newport to "exercise the function of Chirurgorie" [surgery].

1644

*Roger Williams returns from England with a Parliamentary charter that recognizes the settlements of Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport as a single English Colony.

1702

*Massachusetts Governor Joseph Dudley's attempt to bring the Rhode Island militia under Royal control is denounced by the Rhode Island General Assembly.

1851

*Pascoag Bank is reorganized as the Granite Bank of Pascoag.

1963

*By a vote of 180 to 12, the Town of New Shoreham (aka Block Island) is transferred from Newport County to Washington County, the first time in the modern history of the state that such an action was taken by a municipality. Block Island had been a part of Newport County for 235 years.

1996

*The United States Congress votes to add 100 acres to the Pettaquamscutt Cove National Wildlife Refuge in Narragansett.

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