Maine: An Encyclopedia
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1788
Birth date in New Hampshire of Governor (1831-1834) and judge Samuel E. Smith of Wiscasset, a Democrat.

1806
Incorporation of the town of Orono

1831
Incorporation of the town of Bradford

1868
General Samuel Veazie, railroad pioneer, banker, and mill owner, dies.
Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)


1888

The Blizzard of 1888, or “Great White Hurricane” as it was called, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine. Two hundred ships were grounded, and at least 100 seamen died. Overall, more than 400 deaths were reported. Southern and parts of western Maine generally received slightly over 10 inches.

1891

Incorporation of the town of Roque Bluffs

1921

The first girl’s varsity game in any sport played at the U. of Maine is a basketball game with New Hampshire.

1945

 Three escaped POWs from Spencer Lake Camp are captured and returned to Hobbstown.




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