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July 30

*Fridays at the Archives, Providence

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

July 31

*Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

*General Nathanael Greene's 279th Birthday Celebration, Coventry

*Historical Illuminations, Newport

August 5

*Norman Bird Sanctuary Beach Bash, Middletown

August 5-7

*Narragansett Brewery Grand Opening Weekend, Providence

August 6

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

August 7

*Big Ol' Clambake, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

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July 30th in Rhode Island history*

1710

*Rhode Island's Colonial legislature passes an act for the issuing of bills of credit.

1716

*Portsmouth residents vote at town meeting to authorize the construction of two one-room schoolhouses, the Southermost and the Northermost. [The Southermost, reckoned by some the oldest school building in the nation, still stands at the Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road.]

1901

*United National Bank (Providence) is organized and granted federal charter #5925. It's allied with Industrial Trust and located in the same building.

1992

*Governor Bruce Sundlun signs into law a bill that renames the Newport Bridge after Claiborne Pell, a United States Senator since 1961.

1998

*The Providence Building Board of Review rejects variances sought by the University Club for renovations.

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