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June 18

*19th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

*Fridays at the Archives, Providence

June 19

*Slave History Medallion Installation, Bristol

*Colonial Food for Thought, Newport

June 24

*Scandalous Conduct/Newport 1919, Newport

July 1

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

July 2

*Fridays at the Archives, Providence

July 3

*Public Clambake, Middletown

July 4

*Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol

*Family Beach Day and 4th of July Fireworks!, Narragansett Pier, Narragansett

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June 18th in Rhode Island history*

1812

*The United States declares war with England.

1849

*Bishop William Tyler, the first Bishop of the Hartford diocese, dies in Providence of rheumatic fever.

1861

*The Second Rhode Island Regiment, U.S.V., is organized.

1941

*The Rhode Island Supreme Court rules eighteen indictments, charging election fraud conspiracy in the 1938 Pawtucket election, invalid because eleven members of the grand jury were illegally drawn.

1949

*Brown University ends nearly two centuries of male domination by electing Anna Canada Swain as first woman member of the board of trustees. Also, ground is broken in the final phase of the university's $10,000,000 building campaign.

1995

*Barrington daredevil Steve Trotter successfully challenges Niagara Falls for a second time, this time with a double-barrel and a female friend, Lori Martin.

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