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April 2

*Rough Point Beyond the Tour: An Exploration of Ceramics, Newport

April 4

*26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

*9th Annual Casey Farm Easter Egg Hunt, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

*Murder at the Museum, Newport

April 4-5

*Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

*Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

April 6

*Providence Brigade Band, East Providence

April 7

*Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

April 8

*Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

April 9

*Market Wallet Workshop, Newport

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April 2nd in Rhode Island history

1694

*The British Attorney General upholds Rhode Island's claim, under the Charter of 1663, to exclusive control of the militia.

1826

*Governor (1873-1875) Henry Howard is born in Cranston.

1829

*Governor (1880-1883) Alfred H. Littlefield is born in Scituate.

1877

*The Rhode Island Institute for the Deaf opens.

1894

*Governor (1937-1939) Robert E. Quinn is born in West Warwick.

1925

*Governor Pothier signs an act creating the Department of State Police. The department consists of a superintendent, captain, lieutenant, and 21 men.

1959

*Postmaster General Summerfield breaks ground on the first fully mechanized post office in the United States, built for $20 million at the West River Development in Providence.

1986

*The Providence Journal Company is fined $100,000 and its executive editor is placed on eighteen months' probation for violating a temporary restraining order by publishing information about reputed New England mob boss Raymond J. "Junior" Patriarca.

2001

*Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. is indicted on racketeering and corruption charges, along with Corrente, Voccola, chief of staff Artin H. Coloian, and auto garage businessman Richard E. Autiello.

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