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Events Calendar

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January 19-21

*10th annual Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace , Pawtucket

January 20

*The Dorr Rebellion, Providence

January 21

*Senetchonet to Manville: a Journey through Time, Part 2, Lincoln

*Winter Luncheon and Lecture, Bristol

January 24

*Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island, Bristol

January 28

*Valley Talk: The Triple Decker Menace, Woonsocket

January 30

*Rhode Island Shipwrecks, Harmony, Glocester

February 1

*That's Amore!, Providence

February 2-4

*Providence Boat Show, Providence

February 3

*The Blizzard of '78, Cumberland

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January 19th in Rhode Island history*

1635

*In a move that's sure to win him a ton of friends, Roger Williams suggests the removal of the cross from the British flag.

1898

*Brown men's hockey plays Harvard in the first U.S. college hockey game. Brown wins 6-0.

1920

*Governor (1991-'94) Bruce Sundlun is born in Providence.

1924

*Actor (Family Plot, Raging Bull, "Cheers") and director ("S.W.A.T.," "Starsky and Hutch," "ChiPs," "Logan's Run") Nicholas "Coach" Colasanto is born in Providence.

1977

*Dr. David E. Sweet, president of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is announced as the sixth president of Rhode Island College.

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