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October 24

*Charlie the Butler's Ghost Party, Cranston

October 24-26

*FEAR at Fort Adams, Newport

October 25

*WaterFire: From an Art Installation to a Global Phenomenon, Providence

*375th Anniversary Lecture, Newport

*The Newport Food Truck Festival, Newport

*Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

*9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour, Providence

*Victorian Mourning Exhibit Candlelight Tours, Lincoln

*Haunted Providence, Providence

*3rd Annual What Cheer Day, Providence

*More events

October 24th in Rhode Island history

1661

*Massachusetts officers arrest some settlers near Westerly.

1810

*Governor Thomas G. Turner (1859-1860) is born in Warren.

1911

*Ida Lewis, the lifeguard heroine of Lime Rock Light, dies. All the ships anchored in Newport Harbor toll their bells in her honor.

1929

*The Mount Hope Toll Bridge, between the towns of Bristol and Portsmouth, is dedicated and opened to travel.

1981

*Chief Judge Pettine of the United States District Court rules that the state law requiring public-financed busing of private school students is unconstitutional.

1989

*The Outlet, once Rhode Island's premier shopping showcase, is taken apart and its pieces sold as scrap.

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