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September 3-5

*Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

September 4-6

*18th Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown

September 5

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

*16th Annual Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival, Pawtucket

*Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

September 5-6

*Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport

September 6

*Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

September 8

*Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

September 9

*Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

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September 4th in Rhode Island history

1651

*Obadiah Holmes, a Rhode Island Quaker, is publicly whipped in Boston for defending "Liberty of Conscience."

1893

*Rhode Island workers celebrate the first official state Labor Day holiday with a parade through downtown Providence followed by a day of speeches and fun at Rocky Point Amusement Park.

1957

*President and Mrs. Eisenhower arrive in Newport for a 27-day vacation at the naval base.

1970

*W. Stratton Brady, legislative assistant to the Secretary of State and editor of the Rhode Island Manual, retires after 35 years of service to the state of Rhode Island.

1973

*Governor Philip W. Noel calls the Constitutional Convention to order at 10:20am, with 94 delegates present. Retired State Supreme Court Justice William E. Powers of Central Falls, a Democrat, is elected permanent chairman by a vote of 52-39 over former Lieutenant Governor Joseph H. O'Donnell, Jr., a Republican of North Smithfield.

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