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Events Calendar

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October 24-26

*FEAR at Fort Adams, Newport

October 25

*WaterFire: From an Art Installation to a Global Phenomenon, Providence

*375th Anniversary Lecture, Newport

*The Newport Food Truck Festival, Newport

*Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

*9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour, Providence

*Victorian Mourning Exhibit Candlelight Tours, Lincoln

*Haunted Providence, Providence

*3rd Annual What Cheer Day, Providence

October 25-26

*Spooky Zoo!, Providence

*More events

October 25th in Rhode Island history


*The British leave Newport after occupying the city for nearly three years. Newport paid a heavy price: food was confiscated at the expense of the citizens to feed the British forces, troops were quartered in private homes, and churches (except for Trinity Church and the Sabbath Meeting House) were used as hospitals or stables. To meet the need for fuel, fine trees, decorations on buildings, and abandoned houses were burned.


*The General Assembly is summoned to court to explain the decision of the "papermoney" case of Trevett vs. Weeden.


*Between 700 and 800 white-collar employees of the Electric Boat plant at Quonset Point are laid off. It's the first wave of a company retrenchment that will leave about 3,000 residents of Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut unemployed within a few weeks.


*TV veteran Walter Cryan, who spent thirty-five years at Channel 12, comes out of retirement to anchor the six o'clock news on Channel 6.

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