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October 22

*Crossing to Sowams, East Providence

October 24

*Open House at the Carriage Barn, Ashaway, Hopkinton

*The Great New England Vampire Panic, South Kingstown

*Fall Foliage Walking Tour, Providence

*Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

October 25

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

*Hauntings of Linden Place Guided Tour, Bristol

*Historic Ties Between Rhode Island, Charleston, and the West Indies, Bristol

October 26

*Charlie the Butler's Ghost Party, Cranston

October 26-27

*Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

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October 22nd in Rhode Island history*

1658

*The Massachusetts Bay Colony relinquishes its claim on Pawtuxet and Shawomet. The claim, based on a submission by four Pawtuxet freemen, had been maintained by Massachusetts since 1642.

1777

*Colonel Christopher Greene and Rhode Island troops repulse a British attack at Fort Mercer [aka Red Bank], New Jersey. Greene refused to surrender, saying, "We shall defend the fort or make it our tomb."

1792

*Isaac Rice, who landscaped Newport's Touro Park and used his Newport home as a station on the Underground Railroad, is born in Narragansett.

1844

*Nicolas Gordon's first trial for the murder of Amasa Sprague ends in a hung jury (eight for conviction, four for acquittal). He is bound over to be tried again.

1922

*Governor (1963-1969) John H. Chafee is born in Providence.

1965

*The Roger Williams National Memorial is authorized by congress.

1974

*Rhode Island's population decreased by 30,292 or 3.1 percent in the year ending July 1, 1974, according to United States Census Bureau reports. Almost all of the drop was attributed to the departure of Navy personnel.

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