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Events Calendar

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April 22

*Historic Rhode Island Farms, Saylesville, Lincoln

April 23

*April School Vacation Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

April 24

*Murder at the Museum, Newport

April 25-27

*Fairy Garden Days, Providence

April 26

*Murder at the Museum, Newport

*16th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, Westerly

*Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

*Earth Day in the City, Providence

*29th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Warren

*Dedication of New Meeting Room, Johnston

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April 21st in Rhode Island history

1524

*Giovanni da Verrazano arrives in Narragansett Bay. [The date is uncertain—it may have been 1525].

1976

*Retired Air Force Colonel Joseph Zinno, 54, of North Providence, becomes the first American to fly a human-powered airplane. On his second attempt at daybreak he flies a 150-pound aircraft for 100 feet using an airplane propeller attached to a bicycle wheel.

1995

*The University of Rhode Island holds ground-breaking ceremonies to launch the $25 million Coastal Institute.

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