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April 19

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

April 19-21

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

April 20

*A Colonist's Wardrobe, Newport

*Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

April 21

*Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

April 23

*While Benefit Street was Young, Providence

April 24

*Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

*King Philip's War, Newport

April 26

*Food Truck Fridays, Providence

April 27

*Meet the Author: James M. Ricci, Newport

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April 19th in Rhode Island history*

1775

*Americans clash with British troops in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, beginning the American Revolution.

1777

*William Vernon is appointed the President of the Eastern Navy Board.

1880

*Former governor (1854-'57) William W. Hoppin dies at the age of 73.

1976

*Rhode Island sets a national record for the hottest April 19th, with a high of 98 degrees at 1pm. This is the hottest reading logged by meteorologists in the forty-eight continental states, as reported by the United States Weather Bureau.

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