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Events Calendar

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May 1

*PMBC Annual Authors Fair Event: Roger Williams in an Elevator, Cranston

May 2

*Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

May 4

*The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon, Saylesville, Lincoln

May 7

*Derby Day, Westerly

May 7-8

*Smith's Castle Heritage Days and Opening Weekend, Wickford, North Kingstown

May 8

*East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

May 12

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

May 14

*15th Annual East Farm Spring Festival, Kingston, South Kingstown

May 14-15

*2nd Annual Woonsocket Rotary Days: Touch-A-Truck, North Smithfield

*Raid on Spell Hall, Battle for the Greene Homestead, Coventry

*More events

May 1st in Rhode Island history*

1689

*After nearly three years under the rule of Sir Edmund Andros, Rhode Island resumes her government under the Charter of 1663.

1779

*A twenty-gun privateer, the General Washington, is completed in Providence and is ready for action against British shipping.

1874

*A small portion of North Providence is reunited with Providence, from which it was taken in 1765.

1932

*The rebuilding of State Pier No. 1 is completed. It was destroyed by fire on February 25, 1931.

1933

*Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors) is approved by Rhode Island voters at a special election, 150,292 to 20,927. A $3 million bond issue for the unemployed is also approved.

1995

*The Providence Journal Company starts a new service in Rhode Island cyberspace, an electronic newspaper called RI Horizons.

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