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January 18

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

January 20-22

*9th annual Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace , Pawtucket

January 21

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

January 21-22

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

January 22

*Senetchonet to Manville: a Journey through Time, Lincoln

January 25

*Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

January 26

*Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, Newport

January 28

*Preserving Your Family Photos, Newport

*Writing Your Family Memoir, Newport

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January 17th in Rhode Island history*

1718

*Colonel Benjamin Church, Indian fighter, dies at the age of 78.

1719

*William Vernon, a captain in the Revolutionary War, is born.

*William Vernon, a merchant, slave trader, and Revolutionary administrator, is born in Newport.

1783

*General Nathanael Greene receives the thanks of the United States Congress for his invaluable service in the Revolutionary War.

1790

*Meeting on a Sunday, the General Assembly, by one vote, orders a convention for consideration of ratifying the United States Constitution.

1845

*The Rhode Island General Assembly adopts a bill liberating Thomas W. Dorr from confinement, on the condition that he take an oath of allegiance to the State. [Although Mr. Dorr refused to take the oath, he was pardoned and released on June 27, 1845].

1952

*Four bronze honor roll books, containing 1,669 Army and 502 Navy, Marine, and Merchant Marine deaths between 1941 and 1945, are formally opened.

1973

*Formal dedication ceremonies for the Providence Civic Center are held, with more than 300,000 people having passed through its turnstiles since opening day the previous November.

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