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November 30

*'Rhode Island 39 Club' Author Event and Book Signing, Cranston

December 2

*Reevaluating Our French Allies, Newport

December 3-5

*Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Woonsocket

December 4

*51st Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting, Newport

*WaterFire, Providence

December 4-5

*Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

*An Old Fashioned Christmas, Saylesville, Lincoln

December 5

*Cranston Historical Society Holiday Open House, Cranston

*A Schoolhouse Christmas, Saylesville, Lincoln

December 9

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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November 30th in Rhode Island history*

1776

*The General Assembly orders a review of militia and independent companies.

1871

*The Providence water works are completed, and municipal water service begins, on Thanksgiving Day, pumping water from the Pawtuxet River.

1895

*The first combination wagon (hose and chemical) is placed in service with Hose Company No. 18, stationed at the new Broad Street station, 1316 Broad Street, Providence.

1955

*The new Rhode Island Hospital main building is dedicated.

1962

*Republican John H. Chafee of Warwick becomes governor-elect as an all-night count of absentee ballots ends with a final plurality of 398 votes over Governor John A. Notte, Jr.

1972

*The City of Pawtucket announces that AAA baseball will be played in the city this year. The team is to be known as the Pawtucket Rhode Island Red Sox.

1995

*The casino deal that former Governor Bruce Sundlun signed with the Narragansett Indian Tribe fifteen months ago is invalidated because, according to a six-page ruling by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Sundlun lacked the legal authority to commit the state to the deal.

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