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October 19

*Lifelong Learners: Lost Park Walking Tour, Providence

October 20

*Hauntings of Linden Place Guided Tour, Bristol

October 21

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

October 22-23

*Night at the Haunted Museum, Providence

October 23

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

*Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

October 23-24

*H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour and Film Screening, Providence

October 24

*Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

October 26

*Newport: The City as a Work of Art, Newport

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October 19th in Rhode Island history*

1659

*Quaker Mary Dyer is condemned at Boston, along with William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson.

1781

*General Charles Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia, thereby bringing an end to the American Revolution.

1922

*At around 2am, off Watch Hill, fire breaks out in a forward freight compartment of the steamship Concord of the Colonial Line, bound from New York for Providence. The steamship Mohegan lends aid, taking off the Concord's 116 passengers, and its officers helping to fight the flames.

1978

*The Narragansett Historical Society is founded.

1992

*After seven years of construction costing $160 million, the new Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge is officially opened.

2019

*Actress Jennifer Lawrence weds Cooke Maroney at Belcourt of Newport. The 150-person guest list includes Adele, Kris Jenner, Amy Schumer, Emma Stone, and Ashley Olsen.

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