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September 23

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*WaterFire, Providence

*Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

*Doors Open Rhode Island Festival, Providence

*Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Providence

*Ocean State Oyster Festival, Providence

*Lost Providence/Transforming Providence, Providence

*Cranberry Thanksgiving, Exeter

*The Life and Legacy of Roger Williams, West Warwick

September 24

*Rhode Island State Police Vintage Cruiser Show, North Scituate, Scituate

*More events

September 23rd in Rhode Island history*


*The Great September Gale hits Providence, destroying 500 homes and thirty-five ships.


*The first day of fall is the hottest September 23 on record with a high of 92 degrees, eclipsing the previous record of 90 degrees set in 1941. Today is also recorded as the hottest day of 1970.


*Five South County lobster fishermen are missing at sea after their $300,000, seventy-five-foot trawler, the Lobsta I, capsizes fifty-four miles south of Point Judith.


*The new terminal at T.F. Green Airport is named in honor of former governor (1991-'94) Bruce Sundlun, a leading airport proponent.

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