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February 1

The month of February of each year is designated as American History Month and the Governor of the State of Maine shall annually issue a proclamation inviting and urging the people of the State of Maine to observe the month of February as such in schools and other suitable places with appropriate ceremony and activity. (1 MRSA Chapter 5)

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1762
Birth date of John Chandler who served in Congress 1820-1823; 1823-1825; 1825-1829 as a Democratic-Republican, Crawford Republican, and a Jacksonian.
1794 Incorporation of the town of Farmington.

1816
Incorporation of the town of Wales

1831
Incorporation of the town of Hampton (name changed to Aurora in 1833).
The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)


1873
Incorporation of the town of Benedicta (now a township in Aroostook County).
1894 Birth date in Cape Elizabeth, then part of Portland, of Academy Award-winning movie director John Ford.

1898
Battleship U.S.S. Maine sunk in Havana Harbor, sparking the Spanish-American War.

1908
Shipwreck of the two masted schooner Pythian at Kittery Point in a gale.




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