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Maine - Historical Events
Date Event
1622-08-10

County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges

1634-05-31

The colony of Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony

1642-03-01

Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city

1677-03-13

Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000

1691-10-17

New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth

1722-07-25

The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.

1775-10-16

Portland, Maine burned by British

1794-06-24

Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA

1805-11-18

30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America

1820-03-15

Maine admitted as 23rd state of the Union

1834-06-14

Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine

1837-12-29

Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine

1839-02-12

Aroostock War: Boundary dispute between Maine & New Brunswick

1843-03-07

1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office

1851-06-02

1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)

1853-07-18

Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal

1855-06-02

The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.

1876-02-17

Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine)

1887-03-13

Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs

1890-07-20

Snow & hail in Calais, Maine

1898-02-15

USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die

1911-07-10

105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)

1913-07-03

Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)

1919-02-26

Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine

1925-01-19

-48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)

1928-12-20

1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec

1929-01-19

Acadia National Park, Maine established

1939-05-23

Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26 men immediately. The 33 remaining crew are rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems to prevent the cognitive impairment usually associated with deep dives. The rescue divers are later awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery.

1946-09-29

Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs

1947-12-13

Maine Turnpike opens to traffic

1954-09-11

20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)

1964-01-27

Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid

1975-06-02

James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)

1983-07-05

NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team

1983-07-07

11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR

1983-10-11

Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial

1987-04-23

NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY

1987-11-12

Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine

1991-10-19

Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)

1996-09-27

The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

1998-02-10

Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law.

1999-06-19

At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

2012-11-07

Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage

2016-03-06

Sanders wins Maine caucuses

2016-08-09

Susan Collins of Maine Says She Will Not Vote for Donald Trump

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Maine - Notable Birthdays

John FordFeb 1, 1895

Stephen KingSep 21, 1947

Maine - Birthdays
Date Event
1807-02-27

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)

1839-01-09

John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer

1849-09-03

Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)

1894-01-20

Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)

1895-02-01

John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)

1895-08-22

Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)

1897-08-11

Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)

1897-12-14

Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)

1898-10-16

William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)

1899-02-27

Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)

1902-12-02

Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49)

1904-09-13

Gladys George, Patten Maine, actress (Roaring Twenties)

1912-09-13

Reta Shaw, South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)

1913-08-01

Master Bhagwan, Maine Pyar Kiya

1914-05-10

Tarachand Barjatya, Maine Pyar Kiya

1921-01-21

Charles Eric Maine, The Atomic Man

1921-07-10

Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)

1921-11-20

Phyllis Thaxter, Portland Maine, actress (Nora, Fort Worth), (d. 2012)

1922-02-18

Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Maine, US author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, (d. 2012)

1924-10-09

Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)

1926-11-10

Jacques Rozier, Maine-Océan

1937-10-15

Linda Lavin, Portland Maine, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)

1940-08-28

William S Cohen, (Sen-R Maine, 1979- )

1941-02-20

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)

1947-06-14

Carolyn Chute, The Beans of Egypt, Maine

1947-09-21

Stephen King, Portland, Maine, sci-fi/horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)

1948-05-20

John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)

1952-12-07

Susan Collins, American politician, junior senator from Maine

1953-03-22

Thomas H Andrews, (Rep-D-Maine)

1955-11-04

Peter Boynton, Danaiscotta Maine, actor (Tonio-As the World Turns)

1956-09-15

Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)

1958-03-16

Mark Maine, Music High

1960-12-13

Vida Maine, The Month of August

1964-01-22

Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)

1965-12-03

Tammy Jacques, Auburn Maine, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1967-11-08

Mark Zollitsch, Orono Maine, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)

1969-02-23

Bhagyashree, Maine Pyar Kiya

1969-05-19

Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics-96)

1972-08-10

Julann Vadnais, Miss Maine USA (1996)

1972-08-27

Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)

1974-04-09

Sharon Pelletier, Madawaska Maine, Miss America-Maine (1996)

1974-11-12

Liza Maine Seybold, Sumerki

1975-02-21

Leslie Maine, The Evening Room

1976-08-25

Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)

1976-08-29

Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)

1979-12-29

Laura Larson, Miss Maine Teen USA (1996)

1980-04-17

Crystal Carlson, Miss Maine Teen USA (1997)

1981-05-08

John Maine, American baseball player

1981-05-08

John Maine, New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals

1987-10-30

Paris Maine, Jesse Jane: Heat

1988-03-05

Brise Maine, Hole in One

1992-07-08

Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks

1995-03-03

Maine Mendoza, Sa tamang panahon

Maine - Notable Weddings

John ThompsonJul 5, 1870

Maine - Weddings
Date Event
1870-07-05

Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

1996-02-14

Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

2006-02-03

Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine

2009-08-01

"Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine

Maine - Deaths
Date Event
1896-08-12

Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg

1961-12-25

Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1888)

1981-11-30

Charles Eric Maine, The Atomic Man

1988-06-02

Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49), dies at 85

1992-09-21

Tarachand Barjatya, Maine Pyar Kiya

1996-03-26

Edmund S Muskie, vice pres candidate/(Gov-D-Maine), dies at 81

2002-02-04

Master Bhagwan, Maine Pyar Kiya


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