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Events Calendar

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October 24-25

*24th Annual International Oktoberfest, Providence

October 26

*Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

*The Providence Harbor Ship Graveyard, Johnston

October 27

*Storytelling with Loren Spears, Charlestown

October 27-28

*Mills and Mysteries: A Ghostly Experience, Pawtucket

October 28

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

October 28-29

*Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

October 28-30

*12th Annual Fortress of Nightmares, Newport

October 29

*Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning and Funeral Customs, Lincoln

*1670s Pawtucket Guided Walking Tour: The Jenks Settlement, Pawtucket

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October 24th in Rhode Island history*


*Massachusetts officers, attempting to enforce their colony's claim to lands in the southwestern part of Rhode Island, arrest settlers Robert Burdick, Tobias Saunders, and Joseph Clarke near Westerly.


*Governor (1859-'60) Thomas G. Turner is born in Warren.


*Ida Lewis, the lifeguard heroine of Lime Rock Light, dies. All the ships anchored in Newport Harbor toll their bells in her honor.


*The Mount Hope Toll Bridge, between the towns of Bristol and Portsmouth, is dedicated and opened to travel.


*Chief Judge Pettine of the United States District Court rules that the state law requiring public-financed busing of private school students is unconstitutional.


*The Outlet, once Rhode Island's premier shopping showcase, is taken apart and its pieces sold as scrap.

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