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June 25

*The Revolution Goes to Sea: George Washington and America's First (sort of) Navy, Bristol

June 26

*Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

June 27

*Concert Under the Elms, Providence

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

*Art Night: Gallery and Open Studio Tours, Warren

*12 Metre Class: A Storied Past with an Exciting Future, Bristol

July 27

*Quidnessett Cemetery Stroll, North Kingstown

June 27

*Evening Tour with Tea, Cranston

*Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

June 28

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

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June 25th in Rhode Island history*

1731

*Governor (1727-'32) Joseph Jenckes claims the right to veto acts of the Rhode Island General Assembly.

1754

*Stephen Hopkins and Martin Howard, Jr. are appointed commissioners to the Stamp Act Congress at Albany, New York.

1842

*The Charter general assembly, meeting at Newport, passes an act declaring a state of martial Law in Rhode Island.

1844

*Found guilty of treason, Thomas Wilson Dorr is sentenced to life Imprisonment at hard labor in solitary confinement at the state prison in Providence.

1855

*Wickford Savings Bank is incorporated.

1985

*Governor DiPrete signs into law a bill ending the payment of benefits to strikers after six weeks off the job—ending a fifty-year chapter in Rhode Island history.

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