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September 26

*Tipplers, Teetotalers and the Tempest over Temperance in Rhode Island, Kingston, South Kingstown

September 27

*Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island, East Providence

September 28

*Rough Point: Beyond The Tour, Newport

*Rough Point: Beyond the Tour, Newport

*Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

*Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

September 30

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

September 30-October 1

*Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

September 30-October 2

*Block Island Birding Weekend, Block Island

October 1

*Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

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September 26th in Rhode Island history*

1733

*Abraham Whipple, Commodore in the Continental Navy, is born in Providence.

1957

*Brown University buys Dexter Asylum from the City of Providence. The Superior Court permits the sale after ten years of litigation.

1958

*Columbia successfully defends the America's Cup in the seventeenth series against Sceptre off Newport.

1961

*President Kennedy, with his family, begins his first vacation as president in Newport.

1971

*The City of Pawtucket begins a celebration of its Tricentennial with numerous civic and social events, highlighted by the appearance of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

1983

*The Australians win the America's Cup in Newport with the yacht Australia II, defeating the United States yacht Liberty, four to three. This brings to an end the longest winning streak in sports history; the United States held the cup for 132 years.

1996

*The Providence Journal Company says it will sell its newspaper and TV business to the A.H. Belo Company of Dallas for $1.5 billion.

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