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5 Fun Facts About October 18 In Maine History

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1. In 1775, Benedict Arnold led a surprise attack against British forces in what is now Portland, Maine, during the Revolutionary War.
2. On October 18, 1867, Maine became the first state to hold a constitutional convention exclusively to consider the issue of black suffrage.
3. The University of Maine was founded on October 18, 1865, in Orono, Maine.
4. In 1928, the Acadia National Park was established in Maine, encompassing over 47,000 acres of land and beauty.
5. In 1992, Hurricane Grace made landfall on the coast of Maine, causing extensive damage and resulting in four fatalities.
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