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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 Massachusetts Bay Colony, foreshadowing the anti-slavery movement, declares freedom of two Africans and orders their return to Africa at public expense.
1828
Birth date in Linneus of Edwin C. Burleigh, Governor (1889-1892), Congressman (1897-1911), and newspaper publisher.
1934
Shipwreck of the tug D. T. Sheridan in dense fog at Lobster Point on Monhegan Island. The crew was removed safely.
1971
Voters in referendum approve the controversial widening of the Maine Turnpike at its southern end.


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