Welcome to Quahog.org, the definitive Rhode Island road trip

This site is a guide to the Ocean State’s history, culture, and quirks. Here you will find articles on much of what makes Rhode Island Rhode Island. Continued…

*Related: Quahog.org in the newsStaffSubmissions

Events Calendar

RSS iCal Huh?

September 19-21

*9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

September 20-21

*41st Annual Harvest Fair, Bristol

*9th Annual 13 Moons Turtle Clan Powwow, Lincoln

*27th Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

September 21

*Heritage Day, Chepachet, Glocester

September 22

*Rough Point Beyond Tour, Newport

*Shang Bailey's Own Story: Sailor-Soldier-Circus Man-Saloon Keeper-Changed from Sin to Righteousness, Johnston

September 23

*Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

September 24

*Windmill Wednesdays, Middletown

September 27

*Great Road Day/Smithsonian Museum Day, Lincoln

*More events

September 21st in Rhode Island history

1938

*A hurricane and tidal waves strike the state, causing damage estimated at $100 million and a death toll of 311 lives. The Charlestown-Westerly area suffers the greatest brunt of the storm; 109 people die when two 30-foot tidal waves strike at 3:30pm. An official wind velocity of 95 miles per hour is recorded in Providence. The highest water in Providence is measured at 17.67 feet above mean low water. This hurricane is the worst disaster to strike Rhode Island in its history.

1964

*Constellation defeats British challenger Sovereign for the America's Cup, four to nothing, off Newport.

1980

*Thousands of people turn out to attend the third and biggest Rhode Island Heritage Festival, held on the State House lawn. The cultures of nineteen ethnic groups in Rhode Island are represented by colorful costumes, intriguing dances, and tasty gourmet foods.

1996

*The new $209 million terminal at T.F. Green Airport opens for public inspection and receives rave reviews.

© 1999–2014 Quahog.org (with the exception of elements provided by contributors, as noted).