Maine: An Encyclopedia
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The Selectmen's Building, c. 1780, in Somesville, Mount Desert Island (November, 2001)

The Selectmen’s Building, c. 1780, in Somesville, Mount Desert Island (November, 2001)

1799 Birth date of U.S. Senator (1833-1836) Ether Shepley, a justice of the Supreme Court of Maine and its Chief Justice (1848-1855).
1828
Birth date of Governor (1881-1883) Harris M. Plaisted, a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War.
1934
Birth date in Portland of Maine Attorney General, Governor (1979-1987), and Congressman Joseph E. Brennan.
1971
Maine voters by a 3-1 decide to keep the newly enacted corporate and individual income tax.

Maine voters approve a state constitutional amendment allowing 18 year-olds to vote in state elections, consistent with a similar U.S. constitutional amendment allowing them to vote in federal elections.

1999
Voters in referendum favor allowing patients “to grow and use small amounts of marijuana for treatment, as long as such use is approved by a doctor.”
1999
Voters in referendum oppose a ban on what proponents called “partial birth” abortions; approve use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.

 

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