Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Bathers at Old Orchard Beach on Saco Bay (June 2010)

Bathers at Old Orchard Beach on Saco Bay (June 2010)

1771 In probably the earliest patriotic incident in Maine, a Maine militia captures the Arundel sloop Polly (which had been seized by the British in Plymouth, Massachusetts) when it returned to Arundel (now Kennebukport) and was surrendered by her master.
1783
Birth date in Hallowell of U.S. Senator (1837-1843) Reuel Williams.
1820 Governor William King, the first governor of the State, delivers his inaugural address to the Legislature.
1851
Democratic Governor John Hubbard signs “The Maine Law,” prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages
1855 A “Rum Riot” begins in Portland when rumors spread that Mayor Neal Dow is keeping his own supply of liquor in City Hall.



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