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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)

1790 James Bowdoin II, after whom Bowdoin College is named, a major landowner in Maine, dies.
1861
Stephen Coburn of Skowhegan wins a special election to finish a term in Congress made vacant by the resignation of Israel Washburn, Jr. He served barely three months before the winner of the regular election, held the previous September took office on March 3, 1862!
1865
Birth date in Vassalboro of author and poet Holman Francis Day, who graduated from Colby College in 1887.
2012 Maine’s second “independent” governor, Angus S. King, Jr., is elected its first U.S. Senator not affiliated with any political party.

Voters approve “An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom,” allowing same-sex marriage in Maine and recognizing the validity of same-sex marriages performed in other states.




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