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April 2

*POSTPONED—A People's Tour of the John Brown House Museum, Providence

April 4

*Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

*POSTPONED—A Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

*Tea in the Style of Downton Abbey, Warwick

*CANCELLED—Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Exeter

*CANCELLED—Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Bristol

*CANCELLED—Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Smithfield

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

April 4-5

*Visits with the Easter Bunny, Providence

April 5

*POSTPONED—Salute to Spring/Bonjour Printemps Celebration!, Woonsocket

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April 1st in Rhode Island history*

1815

*Governor (1849-'51) Henry B. Anthony is born in Coventry.

1865

*Citizens National Bank (formerly the Citizens Bank of Woonsocket) is organized and granted federal charter #970.

1883

*Every company in the Providence Fire Department is supplied with a permanent captain.

1885

*Providence Hook and Ladder Company No. 5 receives a new Roller-Frame City Service Ladder Truck.

1899

*The First Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, raised for the war with Spain, is formerly disbanded at the Dexter Training Ground in Providence.

1902

*Rhode Island's first commercial wireless radio station begins operation at Point Judith.

2004

*The takeover of FleetBoston Financial Corporation by Bank of America Corporation takes effect at 12:01am. Although headquartered in Boston since 1995, Fleet had remained incorporated in Rhode Island. Its original predecessor, Providence Bank, was incorporated in 1791, and over the years, it came to be known by a variety of names, including Providence National Bank, Industrial Trust Company, Industrial National Bank of Rhode Island, Industrial National Corporation and, in 1982, Fleet Financial Group.

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