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June 20

*Wednesday Walk-Arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

*7th Annual Quahogger's Jamboree, Warwick

*Tower Tour, Central Falls

June 21

*Concert Under the Elms, Providence

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

*God, War, and Providence, Westerly

*A Monument to Perseverance: The Struggle to Build the Newport Bridge, 1945-1960, Newport

*Hiking Prudence Island, Bristol

*Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

June 22

*Rhode Island in a Day Tour, Providence

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June 20th in Rhode Island history*

1675

*In retaliation for the execution of three Wampanoag men by Plymouth Colony, a band of Pokanoket attack homesteads in Swansea, touching off King Philip's War.

1678

*Benedict Arnold, the first governor of Rhode Island under the Royal Charter of 1663, dies in office at the age of 63. He was elected to three non-consecutive terms under the Royal Charter—1663-1666, 1669-1672, and 1677-1678.

1889

*The amendment to the 1842 Rhode Island Constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, adopted in 1886, is repealed.

1955

*The state's seventh Constitutional Convention is held. Three amendments are approved for submission to the voters at a special election on July 12, 1955.

1987

*The quahog becomes the state shellfish.

2002

*Nibbles Woodaway leaves his perch atop the New England Pest Control Building for the first time in 22 years in order to embark on a five-stop tour prior to being repainted and refurbished.

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