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October 2

*Wakefield Village Association's 5th Annual Oktoberfest, Wakefield, South Kingstown

*WaterFire, Providence

October 3

*57th Annual Yankee Steam-Up, East Greenwich

October 5

*Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

October 7

*Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

October 9

*Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

*7th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival, Providence

October 9-11

*Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

October 10

*The Raven Awakens: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, Providence

October 14

*Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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September 28th in Rhode Island history*

1862

*While in command of the provost guard in the village of Waynesboro, Virginia, Captain George N. Bliss sees the Union lines returning before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy. He musters his guard, and, without orders, joins in the defense and charges the enemy without support. He receives three saber wounds, his horse is shot, and he is taken prisoner by the retreating Confederates. [For his heroic action he is later awarded the Medal of Honor].

1945

*Governor J. Howard McGrath is appointed United States Solicitor General and resigns as governor, elevating Lieutenant Governor John O. Pastore to succeed him.

1964

*President Lyndon Johnson delivers a formal address at Brown University's Bicentennial Convocation.

1970

*The America's Cup is successfully defended for the twenty-first time by Intrepid over Gretel II, the Australian challenger, four to one, winning the final race by one minute, forty-four seconds.

1995

*After months of negotiations, the Lincoln Almond administration and Providence Place Group reach an agreement to build the Providence Place Mall.

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