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February 28

*4th Annual Seawall Splash, Warwick

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

*12th Annual Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash, Providence

*23rd Annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball, Cranston

*Home and Hearth Workshop: Lip Balms and Herbal Remedies, Bristol

March 1

*A Jazz-age Evening, Bristol

*Ranger Days: Rhode Island Disasters, Woonsocket

March 4

*Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

March 7

*Seals, Birds, and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

*33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

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February 26th in Rhode Island history

1722

*Kings Towne is divided and incorporated into the towns of North and South Kingstown. The act provides that North Kingstown should be the older town. [The date is uncertain—it may have been 1723].

1971

*The Rhode Island Senate, by a vote of 26 to 24, passes the first personal income tax in the state's history.

1972

*Bishop Louis E. Gelineau is consecrated the sixth bishop of Providence.

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