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August 27

*Sampler ID Days, Narragansett

*Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours, Providence

*Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

*Naval Impressment: a 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport , Newport

August 27-28

*S.A.M.FEST: Slater's Art and Manufacture Festival, Pawtucket

August 28

*Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

August 29

*Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

August 31

*Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

*Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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August 27th in Rhode Island history*

1724

*John Steere, one of Rhode Island's earliest settlers, and a founder of Smithfield, dies.

1765

*Stamp Act riots take place in Newport and three Tories are burned in effigy.

1952

*The first section of the Roberts Expressway in Olneyville, 5.8 miles of roadway costing $9.1 million, is opened and dedicated.

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