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Events Calendar

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July 30-August 1

*Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

July 31-August 1

*Little Compton Antiques Festival, Little Compton

July 31-August 2

*61st Newport Jazz Festival, Newport

*33rd Annual Hellenic Fest, Newport

August 1

*Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

*WaterFire, Providence

*Murder at the Museum, Newport

*Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

*More events

August 1st in Rhode Island history

1776

*General Nathanael Greene reprimands troops on Long Island for streaking.

1865

*Former governor Byron Diman (1846-1847) dies at the age of 70.

1934

*Narragansett Park, located in Pawtucket and East Providence, holds its first running races under pari-mutuel betting laws.

1996

*The Rhode Island General Assembly passes the nation's first law to break electricity monopolies; proponents say it should lower prices.

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