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5 Fun Facts About July 29 In Maine History

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1. In 1704, during Queen Anne's War, a Native American raid on the settlement of Brunswick left four people dead and five others captured.
2. The first steam-powered passenger train arrived in Portland on July 29, 1842, traveling from Boston via the Eastern Railroad.
3. On July 29, 1858, the first scheduled transatlantic telegraph cable was completed, connecting Newfoundland and Valentia Island in Ireland.
4. Maine became a state on March 15, 1820, but it was not until July 29, 1862, that the first governor, William King, died in Bath at the age of 86.
5. In 1914, the Spruce Production Division was established in response to World War I, and by the end of the war, Maine had supplied over half the spruce used by the Allied powers for airplanes and other military equipment.
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