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Knowledge Identifier: $Maine



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Countries: United States (73%), (7%), United Kingdom (4%)

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Edwin Arlington Robinson - Robinson had returned to Gardiner, Maine by mid-1893


Some early spellings are: MAINE 1086, MEINE 1200, MEINES 1204, MAYNE 1236 add something


"MAINE" appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 in reference to the county of Dorset, which is today Broadmayne, just southeast of Dorchester add something


European contact with what is now called Maine started around 1200 CE when Norwegians interacted with the native Penobscot in present-day Hancock County, most likely through trade add something


Giovanni da Verrazzano - He stayed there for two weeks, and moved northwards, following the coast up to modern Maine, southeastern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, after which he returned to France by 8 July 1524


The first European settlement in Maine was in 1604 on Saint Croix Island, led by French explorer Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons; his party included Samuel de Champlain, noted as an explorer add something


The first European settlement in the area was by the French in 1604 on Saint Croix Island, by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons add something


The first English settlement in Maine was established by the Plymouth Company at the Popham Colony in 1607, the same year as the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia add something


The first English settlement was the short-lived Popham Colony, established by the Plymouth Company in 1607 add something


The French established two Jesuit missions: one on Penobscot Bay in 1609, and the other on Mount Desert Island in 1613 add something


A number of English settlements were established along the coast of Maine in the 1620s, although the rugged climate, deprivations, and conflict with the local peoples caused many to fail over the years add something


The coastal areas of western Maine first became the Province of Maine in a 1622 land patent add something


A second settlement was attempted in 1623 by English explorer and naval Captain Christopher Levett at a place called York, where he had been granted by King Charles I of England add something


In 1623, the English naval captain Christopher Levett, exploring the New England coast, wrote: "The first place I set my foote upon in New England was the Isle of Shoals, being Ilands in the sea, above two Leagues from the Mayne add something


In 1625, Charles de Saint-Étienne de la Tour erected Fort Pentagouet to protect Castine add something


John Leverett - By the early 1630s Leverett's father was an alderman in Boston , and had acquired, in partnership with John Beauchamp of the Plymouth Council for New England, a grant now known as the Waldo Patent for land in what is now the state of Maine


A reconfirmed and enhanced April 3, 1639, charter, from England's King Charles I, gave Sir Ferdinando Gorges increased powers over his new province and stated that it "shall forever hereafter, be called and named the PROVINCE OR COUNTIE OF MAINE, and not by any other name or names whatsoever add something


The province within its current boundaries became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1652 add something


Whatever the origin, the name was fixed for English settlers in 1665 when the English King's Commissioners ordered that the "Province of Maine" be entered from on in official records add something


William Phips - Phips established a shipyard on the Sheepscot River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine in 1675


John Leverett - The colony angered the king by purchasing the claims of Sir Ferdinando Gorges to portions of Maine in 1677, a territory Charles had intended to acquire for his son, the Duke of Monmouth


King William's War - They were driven out of the area in 1690 during King William's War add something


A notable example was the early 1692 Abenaki raid on York, where about 100 English settlers were killed and another estimated 80 taken hostage add something


Queen Anne's War - The Abenaki took captives taken during raids of Massachusetts in Queen Anne's War of the early 1700s to Kahnewake, a Catholic Mohawk village near Montreal, where some were adopted and others ransomed add something


Thomas Coram - In 1717, he unsuccessfully promoted the idea of founding a colony called Georgia in what is today Maine as a philanthropic venture


Dummer's War - The other Abenaki tribes suffered several severe defeats, particularly during Dummer's War, with the capture of Norridgewock in 1724 and the defeat of the Pequawket in 1725, which greatly reduced their numbers add something


After the British defeated the French in Acadia in the 1740s, the territory from the Penobscot River east fell under the nominal authority of the Province of Nova Scotia, and together with present-day New Brunswick formed the Nova Scotia county of Sunbury, with its court of general sessions at Campobello add something


Paul Revere - The British in June 1779 established a new base on Penobscot Bay in present-day Maine


Bowdoin College is a liberal arts college founded in 1794 in Brunswick, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the state add something


Attempts to uncover the history of the name of Maine began with James Sullivan's 1795 "History of the District of Maine" add something


Henry Knox - He retired to what is now Thomaston, Maine in 1795, where he oversaw the rise of a business empire built on borrowed money


Increase Sumner - Sumner, Maine, incorporated while he was governor in 1798, was named in his honor


Daniel Webster - In 1802 Webster began as the headmaster of the Fryeburg Academy, Maine, where he served for one year


Anson Morrill - Born in 1803 in Belgrade, Maine, originally a storekeeper and millkeeper, he was the 24th Governor of Maine from 1855 to 1856, represented Maine's fourth district in the United States House of Representatives from 1861 to 1863 and served in the Maine state legislature


Long-standing disagreements over land speculation and settlements led to Maine residents and their allies in $ Massachusetts proper forcing an 1807 vote in the Massachusetts Assembly on permitting Maine to secede; the vote failed add something


War of 1812 - During the War of 1812, the largely-undefended eastern region of Maine was occupied by British forces, but returned to the United States after the war following major defeats in New York, Maryland and Louisiana, as part of a peace treaty that was to include dedicated land on the Michigan peninsula for Native American peoples add something


American and British forces contended for Maine's territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, with the British occupying eastern Maine in both conflicts add something


Loyalist and Patriot forces contended for Maine's territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812 add something


Secessionist sentiment in Maine was stoked during the War of 1812 when Massachusetts pro-British merchants opposed the war and refused to defend Maine from British invaders add something


Colby College in Waterville was founded in 1813 making it the second oldest college in Maine add something


In 1819, Massachusetts agreed to permit secession, sanctioned by voters of the rapidly growing region the following year add something


Maine was part of the Commonwealth of $ Massachusetts until 1820, when it voted to secede from Massachusetts to become a separate state add something


Formal secession and formation of the state of Maine as the 23rd state occurred on March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise, which geographically limited the spread of slavery and enabled the admission to statehood of Missouri the following year, keeping a balance between slave and free states add something


On March 15, 1820, under the Missouri Compromise, it was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state add something


Maine's original state capital was Portland, Maine's largest city, until it was moved to the more central Augusta in 1832 add something


Samuel Francis Smith - After graduating from Andover Theological in 1834, Smith worked in Boston editing the Baptist Missionary Magazine before going to Maine


Samuel Francis Smith - His ordination as a Baptist minister was on February 12, 1834, in Waterville, Maine, where in addition to his ministry, he served as Professor of Modern Languages at &Waterville, Maine_College


Hannibal Hamlin - Hamlin's political career began in 1836, when he began a term in the Maine House of Representatives after being elected the year before


Benjamin Franklin Butler (politician) - He attended Waterville College in Maine and graduated in 1838


Winfield Scott - Scott negotiated a peaceful resolution to the boundary dispute between Maine and New Brunswick in 1839


Winfield Scott - Aroostook War - On this assignment, he helped defuse tensions between officials of the state of Maine and the British colony of New Brunswick in the undeclared and bloodless Aroostook War in March 1839


Along with the Acadian population in the north, many French came from Quebec as immigrants between 1840 and 1930 add something


The upper Saint John River valley area was once part of the so-called Republic of Madawaska, before the frontier was decided in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 add something


This was quoted by Maine historians until the 1845 biography of that queen by Agnes Strickland established that she had no connection to the province; further, King Charles I married Henrietta Maria in 1625, three years after the name Maine first appeared on the charter add something


Hannibal Hamlin - He began practicing in Hampden, a suburb of Bangor, Maine, where he lived until 1848


Joshua Chamberlain - He entered Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1848, after teaching himself to read Ancient Greek in order to pass the entrance exam


Silas Soule - He was raised in Maine and Massachusetts and, in 1854, his family became part of the newly formed New England Emigrant Aid Company, an organization whose goal was to help settle the Kansas Territory and bring it into the Union as a free state


Bates College in Lewiston was founded in 1855 making it the third oldest institution in the state and the oldest coeducational college in New England add something


James G. Blaine - In 1858, Blaine ran for a seat in the Maine House of Representatives, and was elected


Since 1860 there have been 16 counties in the state, ranging in size from add something


James G. Blaine - Blaine had considered running for the United States House of Representatives from Maine's 4th district in 1860, but agreed to step aside when Anson P. Morrill, a former governor, announced his interest in the seat


Thomas Brackett Reed - Born in Portland, Maine, Reed attended public school, including Portland, Maine High School, before graduating from Bowdoin College in 1860


Hannibal Hamlin - Prior to his election in 1860, Hamlin served in the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, and, briefly, as the 26th Governor of Maine


James G. Blaine - Returning to Maine, he was elected Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in 1861 and reelected in 1862


James G. Blaine - With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he supported Lincoln (Abraham_Lincoln)'s war effort and saw that the Maine Legislature voted to organize and equip units to join the Union Army


Mary Baker Eddy - In October 1862 Mary became a patient of Phineas Quimby, a magnetic healer from Maine


Anson Morrill - After his term as Governor, Morrill served as president of the Maine Central Railroad 1864-1866 and again 1873-1875


Joshua Chamberlain - Beginning with his first election as governor of Maine, continuing to the end of his life, even as he suffered continual pain and discomfort from his wounds of 1864, Chamberlain was active in the Grand Army of the Republic and made many return visits to Gettysburg, giving speeches at soldiers' reunions


UMaine was founded in 1865 and is the state's only land grant and sea grant college add something


Joshua Chamberlain - His victory in 1866 set the record for the most votes and the highest percentage for any Maine governor by that time


Thomas Brackett Reed - He practiced in Portland, Maine , and was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, in 1868 and 1869


Edwin Arlington Robinson - Robinson was born in Tide, Lincoln County, Maine, but his family moved to Gardiner, Maine, Maine, in 1870


Rutherford B. Hayes - In June 1876, the convention assembled with James G. Blaine of Maine as the favorite.


James G. Blaine - When the Maine Legislature reconvened that autumn, they confirmed Blaine's appointment and elected him to the full six-year term that would begin on March 4, 1877


Beginning around 1880, Portland's rail link and ice-free port made it Canada's principal winter port, until the aggressive development of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the mid-1900s add something


Joshua Chamberlain - In January 1880, there was a dispute about who was the newly elected governor of Maine, and the Maine State House was occupied by a band of armed men


Hannibal Hamlin - Upon returning from Spain in the fall of 1882, Hamlin retired from public life to his home in Bangor, Maine, which he had previously purchased in 1851


James G. Blaine - " Friends in Maine petitioned Blaine to run for Congress in the 1882 elections, but he declined, preferring to spend his time writing and supervising the move to the new home


Winslow Homer - In 1883, Homer moved to Prouts Neck, Maine and lived at his family's estate in the remodeled carriage house just seventy-five feet from the ocean.


James G. Blaine - By the time of the 1886 Congressional elections, Blaine was giving speeches and promoting Republican candidates, especially in his home state of Maine


Anson Morrill - He died in 1887 in Augusta, Maine , Maine and is buried at the Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Maine, Maine


Hannibal Hamlin - On Independence Day, July 4, 1891, Hamlin collapsed and fell unconscious while playing cards at the Tarratine Club he founded in downtown Bangor, Maine


Joshua Chamberlain - In 1893, 30 years after the battle that made the 20th Maine famous, Chamberlain was *awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg


Mark Hanna - On February 15, 1898, the American warship "Maine" sank in Havana harbor


William Henry O'Connell - On February 8, 1901, O'Connell was appointed the third Bishop of Portland, Maine, by Pope Leo XIII


Robert Browne Hall - Having suffered a stroke in 1902 from which he never recovered, he died in poverty in Portland, Maine as a result of nephritis five years later and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond , Maine


Hannibal Hamlin - Hannibal Emery Hamlin was Maine Attorney General from 1905 to 1908


The state's record high temperature is , set in July 1911, at North Bridgton add something


Joshua Chamberlain - Chamberlain died of his lingering wartime wounds in 1914 at Portland, Maine , Maine, age 85, and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, Maine, Maine


Rudy Vallee - This database was abstracted from "Roster of Maine in the Military Service of the U.S. and Allies in the World War, 1917-1919


Rudy Vallee - He enlisted in Portland, Maine on March 29, 1917, under the false birthdate of July 28, 1899


Margaret Chase Smith - She was a business executive for the Maine Telephone and Telegraph Company before joining the staff of the "Independent Reporter", a Skowhegan, Maine weekly newspaper for whom she was circulation manager from 1919 to 1928


Thomas Wyatt Turner - While working at Cornell University in 1918, Turner did special work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maine, where he examined potato fields


John Dos Passos - During the summer of 1922, he studied at Hamilton Easter Field's art colony in Ogunquit, Maine


Margaret Chase Smith - She co-founded the Skowhegan, Maine chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club in 1922, and served as editor of the club's magazine, "The Pine Cone"


Margaret Chase Smith - From 1926 to 1928, she was president of the statewide organization, the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs


Silas Soule - Silas's sister, Anne Julia Soule Prentiss, tells of her family's early experience in Maine, Massachusetts and Kansas in a 1929 interview


In the 1930s, Maine was one of very few states which retained Republican sentiments add something


Margaret Chase Smith - She soon became active in politics, and was elected to the Maine Republican State Committee, on which she served from 1930 to 1936


In the 1936 presidential election, Franklin D. Roosevelt received the electoral votes of every state other than Maine and Vermont; these were the only two states in the nation that never voted for Roosevelt in any of his presidential campaigns, though Maine was closely fought in 1940 and 1944 add something


Margaret Chase Smith - When Clyde was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's 2nd congressional district in 1937, Smith accompanied her husband to Washington, D.C. to serve as his secretary


James Weldon Johnson - James Weldon Johnson died during 1938 while vacationing in Wiscasset, Maine, when the car he was driving was hit by a train


Andrew Wyeth - In 1940, Wyeth married Betsy James whom he met in 1939 in Maine.


Joseph McCarthy - Declaration of Conscience - Senator Margaret Chase Smith, a Maine Republican, delivered her "Declaration of Conscience" on June 1, 1950, calling for an end to the use of smear tactics without mentioning McCarthy or anyone else by name


James Salter - He arrived in Korea in February 1952 after transition training in the F-86 Sabre with the 75th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Presque Isle Air Force Base, Maine


Archeological evidence suggests that Norwegians in Greenland returned to North America for several centuries after the initial discovery to collect timber and to trade, with the most relevant evidence being the Maine Penny, an 11th-century Norwegian coin found at a Native American dig site in 1954 add something


Joshua Chamberlain - US Route 1A is carried across the Penobscot River between Bangor, Maine and Brewer, Maine by the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, a two-lane steel plate girder bridge opened on November 11, 1954


In the 1960s, Maine began to lean toward the Democrats, especially in presidential elections add something


Margaret Chase Smith - In her successful re-election campaign in 1960, she ran against Democrat Lucia Cormier, the minority leader of the Maine House of Representatives; it was the first time in American history that two women ran against each other for a Senate seat


Gary Gordon - Gary Gordon was born August 30, 1960 in Lincoln, Maine and graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1978


Stephen King - From 1966, King studied English at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.


In 1968, Hubert Humphrey became just the second Democrat in half a century to carry Maine, perhaps because of the presence of his running mate, Maine Senator Edmund Muskie, although the state voted Republican in every presidential election in the 1970s and 1980s add something


Since 1969, two of Maine's four electoral votes have been awarded based on the winner of the statewide election; the other two go to the highest vote-getter in each of the state's two congressional districts add something


They captured the governor's office as well as majorities in both chambers of the state legislature for the first time since the early 1970s add something


Pat LaMarche - When the family moved to Bangor, Maine, in the 1970s, LaMarche enrolled at John Bapst Memorial High School where she graduated near the top of her class


Stephen King - In 1971, King married Tabitha Spruce, a fellow student at the University of Maine whom he had met at the University's Fogler Library after one of Professor Hatlen's workshops.


Margaret Chase Smith - She was defeated for re-election in 1972 by Democrat Bill Hathaway, the only election she ever lost in the state of Maine


Madeleine Albright - She was eventually invited to organize a fund-raising dinner for the 1972 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Ed Muskie of Maine


Mike Gravel - In January 1972 Gravel did endorse Maine Senator Ed Muskie, hoping his endorsement would help Muskie with the party's left wing and in the ethnic French-Canadian areas in first primary state New Hampshire


Gunnar Hansen - In 1975, after one extra year of graduate school, Hansen moved back to Maine and started writing


Stephen King - The family returned to western Maine in 1975, where King completed his fourth novel, $The_Stand.


Stephen King - In 1977, the family, with the addition of Owen Phillip, traveled briefly to England, returning to Maine that fall where King began teaching creative writing at the University of Maine.


Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1978 add something


Benjamin Thurman Hacker - In June 1978 he completed studies in National Security Policy at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and earned a Masters of Science Degree in Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In August 1978 he was assigned as Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine


Samantha Smith - When Smith had finished second grade in the spring of 1980, the family settled in Manchester, Maine, where she attended Manchester Elementary School


Pat LaMarche - LaMarche returned to Maine in 1982, and the following year, she married Michael Russell


Lenny Breau - He spent the next several years moving between Nashville , Maine, Stockton,_California, California and New York City eventually settling in Los Angeles in 1983


Edwin Denby (poet) - On Tuesday, July 12, 1983, at the summer house he maintained with Burckhardt in Searsmont Maine, he committed suicide; he had been ill and increasingly concerned about the loss of his mental powers


Vincent Price - In 1987, he starred with Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, and Ann Sothern in "The Whales of August", a story of two sisters living in Maine, facing the end of their days


Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


Stephen King - He helped coach his son Owen's Bangor, Maine West team to the Maine Little League Championship in 1989.


Patrick Dempsey - Dempsey has made notable appearances in the stage productions of "On Golden Pond", with the Maine Acting Company, and as Timmy in a 1990 Off-Broadway revival of "The Subject Was Roses" co-starring with John Mahoney and Dana Ivey at the Roundabout Theatre in New York


In 1992, as an independent candidate, Perot came in second to Democrat Bill Clinton, despite the long-time presence of the Bush family summer home in Kennebunkport add something


Ross Perot achieved a great deal of success in Maine in the presidential elections of 1992 and 1996 add something


Gary Gordon - He died there in Somalia October 3, 1993 and is buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Penobscot County, Maine


Stephen King - King made an appearance as a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy/ in 1995, playing to benefit the Bangor, Maine Public Library.


In 1996, as the nominee of the Reform Party, Perot did better in Maine than in any other state add something


Pat LaMarche - In 1996 LaMarche moved south to Portland, Maine , Maine, to take a job at talk radio station WGAN


Hope Lange - Lange made appearances in the Maine town in which "Peyton Place" had been filmed during the film's 40th anniversary celebrations in 1998


Pat LaMarche - She was approached to run for governor of the state of Maine in 1998 on the Green Independent Party ticket


Maine has voted for Democratic Bill Clinton twice, Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 add something


The state legislature in 2001 adopted a resolution establishing Franco-American Day, which stated that the state was named after the former French province of Maine add something


A new theory, put forward by Carol B. Smith Fisher in 2002, is that Sir Ferdinando Gorges chose the name in 1622 to honor the village where his ancestors first lived in England, rather than the province in France add something


Pat LaMarche - On December 8, 2005, LaMarche announced her candidacy on the Maine Green Independent Party ticket for the 2006 Maine gubernatorial election against incumbent Democrat John Baldacci


Martha Stewart - The first homes, which were inspired by Stewart's homes in New York and Mount Desert Island in Maine, were completed in early 2006


Seymour Papert - On January 23, 2007 he was transferred to a hospital in his home state of Maine


Vince Clarke - As of 2009, Clarke has installed his analogue synthesisers alongside his Logic Pro-based workstation in a custom-built commercial studio called "The Cabin" in Maine


In January 2009, a new record low temperature for the state was set at Big Black River of , tying the New England record add something


On May 6, 2009, Maine became the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage; however, the law was repealed by voters on November 3, 2009 add something


In 2010, a study named Maine as the least religious state in the United States add something


In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans made major gains in Maine add something


Pat LaMarche - She returned to Maine in June 2011, having been offered the opportunity by Stephen King to institute "a left-leaning" Talk show


Pat LaMarche - In November 2011, in order to raise matched funding on offer from Stephen King to provide winter heat for Mainers without, LaMarche announced her intention to spend a week living in a "Hobbit Hole" outdoors, notwithstanding the bracing Maine fall conditions


However, in the 2012 elections Democrats managed to recapture both houses of Maine Legislature add something


Preliminary data from the USDA for 2012 indicate Maine was the largest blueberry producer of the major blueberry producing states in the US, with 91,100,000 lbs add something


On November 6, 2012, Maine, along with Maryland and Washington, became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box add something


In 2013, 12,039,600 short tons passed into and out of Portland by sea, which places it 45th of US water ports add something


Joshua Chamberlain - This original medal was lost, and later rediscovered in 2013, and donated to the Pejebscot Historical Society in Brunswick, Maine


Before July 2013 Maine had four brackets: 2, 4,5, 7, and 8,5 percent add something


Joshua Chamberlain - In September 2013, the original Medal of Honor *awarded to Chamberlain in 1893 was donated to the Pejepscot Historical Society after being authenticated by the Maine State Museum, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the *awards and Decorations Branch of the Department of the Army


Nicholson Baker - In 2014, Baker spent 28 days as a substitute teacher in some Maine public schools as research for his 2016 book "Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids"


Patrick Dempsey - On March 24, 2014, his mother died in Lewiston, Maine, at the age of 79


Samantha Smith - On the 30th anniversary of the plane crash in 2015, the Maine State Museum opened a new exhibit of materials related to Samantha, including photographs of her time at the Artek camp, traditional Russian clothing she was given, and an issue of "Soviet Life" magazine with her on the cover


Gunnar Hansen - His agent stated Hansen died at his home in Northeast Harbor, Maine from pancreatic cancer on November 7, 2015 at the age of 68


In 2016, Republican Donald Trump won one of Maine's electoral votes with Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton winning the other three add something


Maine split its electoral vote for the first time in 2016, with Donald Trump's strong showing in the more rural central and northern Maine allowing him to capture one of the state's four votes in the Electoral College add something


Portland's estimated population in 2016 was 66,937 add something


The table below shows the racial composition of Maine's population as of 2016 add something


Seymour Papert - Papert died at his home in Blue Hill, Maine, on July 31, 2016