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May 31

*Beyond the Tour: Nature Tamed, Newport

*Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

June 2

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

*Rhode Island Clam Shacks, Woonsocket

June 3

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Annual Grand Fete by the River, Pawtucket

*Ocean State Follies Returns!, East Providence

June 4

*Family Day, Narragansett

June 6

*Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

June 7

*History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

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May 29th in Rhode Island history*

1790

*Rhode Island becomes the last of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Rhode Island's reluctance was due in part to the debate over the addition of a bill of rights to guarantee individual liberties; but once such a bill was proposed by Congress, Rhode Island finally ratified the Constitution by a narrow margin (34 to 32). The fact that the new "more perfect union" would have treated Rhode Island as a foreign government if it had failed to ratify may also have had something to do with their change of heart.

1854

*Dana P. Colburn and Arthur Sumner open the first Rhode Island State Normal School in the building then owned by the Second Universalist Society, on the corner of Broad and Eddy streets.

1974

*The Rhode Island General Assembly enacts a campaign finance bill, and Governor Philip Noel quickly signs it into law at a special session of the General Assembly, but confusion reigns over exactly what "measure" means.

1996

*The $13 million Washington Bridge repair project begins, but the much-dreaded traffic snarl that some feared does not materialize.

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