Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About July 30 In Maine History

---Learn Every Day: ME Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history me To: 618-270-4005---

1. In 1923, the first annual Maine Lobster Festival was held in Rockland. Today, it is one of the largest summer events in Maine.

2. On July 30, 1947, at the age of 18, Barbara Cooney won her first Caldecott Medal for the children's book "Chanticleer and the Fox". Cooney went on to have a successful career as a children's book illustrator, winning a total of two Caldecott Medals and seven Caldecott Honors.

3. In 1976, Maine Senator Edmund Muskie was nominated as the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate under Jimmy Carter. Although the ticket was ultimately successful at the polls, Muskie resigned from the Senate to take on the role of Vice President, leaving his position in the Senate vacant.

4. On July 30, 2007, the town of Passadumkeag celebrated its bi-centennial, marking 200 years since its incorporation in 1807. The town is located in Penobscot County and has a population of just under 400 people.

5. In 2015, Maine released a new license plate design featuring the iconic lighthouse located in Portland Head Light State Park. The design was chosen through a public contest, and the winning designer received a $1,000 prize. The new plates replaced the previous design, which had been in use for 20 years.
  • Tags: ME

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping