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Events Calendar

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August 15

*Adult Blacksmithing Workshop, Narragansett

*New England Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail on Schooner Aurora, Newport

August 7

*Murder and Mayhem in the South Coast, Tiverton

August 15

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

*Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

August 16

*Providence Gallery Night, Providence

*Wakefield Endless Summer II—2nd Annual Luau Celebration, Wakefield, South Kingstown

*Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

August 17

*Ida Lewis Distance Race, Newport

August 17-19

*91st Annual Greek Festival, Pawtucket

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August 15th in Rhode Island history*

1864

*One state constitutional amendment allowing absentee military personnel to vote is adopted, while one allowing naturalized military personnel to vote and another establishing a poll tax are rejected.

1901

*National Phenix Bank of Westerly (Charter #1169) is absorbed by the Washington Trust Company.

1945

*Governor J. Howard McGrath issues a V-J Day proclamation suspending all business activity.

2006

*Doug White, known as much for his helmet of hair as for his twenty-eight years of steady achoring behind the desk of Channel 10 News, dies after a bout with cancer. He was 61.

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