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June 29

*Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

June 30

*Concert Under the Elms, Providence

July 1

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

July 2

*Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

*Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

July 3

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

*Public Clambake, Middletown

July 4

*Independence Day Fireworks, Oakland Beach, Warwick

*Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol

*Arnold Mills July 4th Parade, Cumberland

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June 28th in Rhode Island history*

1778

*Rhode Island Generals Nathanael Greene and James Varnum defend the Continental Army at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey.

1853

*A proposition for a convention to revise the Constitution is rejected by a vote of 3,778 for, to 7,618 against.

1951

*Voters ratify all proposed amendments to the state constitution except a pay raise for the General Assembly and life tenure for judges.

1969

*The $61 million, 2.1 mile Newport Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in New England, three-and-a-half years in the building, is dedicated. The 276-year-old Newport-Jamestown Ferry ceases operation.

1974

*With a flag-lowering ceremony, Quonset Point Naval Air Station is decommissioned thirty-three years after the Navy's flag first went up.

1993

*Joseph Mollicone, Jr., is sentenced to forty years in prison—thirty to serve—for embezzling millions from his defunct Heritage Loan and Investment Company.

2004

*Decades of boozeless Sundays come to an end in Rhode Island when Governor Carcieri signs a bill into law allowing cities and towns to issue licenses to liquor stores that want to open on Sundays.

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