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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)

1776 Incorporation of the town of Warren
1837
Fearless, anti-slavery journalist Elijah Lovejoy, killed by a mob in Illinois in 1837, is later inducted into the Maine Press Hall of Fame.
1912
Shipwreck of the two masted schooner William Rice, built in 1869, blown ashore on Ocean Point at the southern tip of Linekin Neck at Boothbay.
1978 Amendment to the Maine Constitution passes eliminating the requirement that people pay a poll tax to be eligible to vote.
1995
Voters in referendum “favor requiring all persons to use safety belts in motor vehicles.”


 

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