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

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

Major-General Henry Knox Day. Officially designated to honor Major-General Henry Knox, of Thomaston, Revolutionary War general and hero, and Secretary of War under President George Washington. (1 MRSA Chapter 5)

1789 Hancock and Washington counties established from Lincoln County
1789
Incorporation of the town of Frankfort and Vinalhaven
1863 Cape Elizabeth-built vessel Village is captured by Confederate raiders.
1875
Double hanging of Lewis H. F. Wagner and John True Gordon, which sparked protests leading to the abolition of capital punishment.
1890 Portland Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers Union, No. 2, is organized
1927
Charles A. Lindbergh lands the Spirit of St. Louis on Old Orchard Beach during his tour of the U.S. following his historic solo New York to Paris flight.




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