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5 Fun Facts About June 14 In Maine History

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1. Maine officially became a state on June 14, 1820. This was after a long and contentious process, as Maine had originally been part of Massachusetts and sought its own independence.

2. On June 14, 1863, Maine soldiers played a crucial role in the Battle of Second Winchester during the Civil War. They helped capture key Confederate positions and cemented the Union victory.

3. In 1911, on June 14, the Great Fire of 1911 devastated the city of Waterville. The fire destroyed over 100 buildings and left thousands homeless, but thankfully no one was killed.

4. On June 14, 1992, the Bangor International Airport held its first air show. The event featured displays by military and civilian aircraft, and drew large crowds to the area.

5. In 2015, on June 14, the town of Millinocket celebrated its 100th anniversary. The town was founded in 1915 by local businessman Charles W. Mullen, and has since grown to become a popular destination for outdoor recreation in Maine.
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