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Mural at Maine State Museum

The Maine Labor Mural is Back on Display

A mural depicting labor history that Gov. Paul LePage ordered removed from the lobby of the Maine Department of Labor is going back on display in Augusta. It will not be at the labor department. It was announced that the mural will set up in the in the atrium of the Cultural Building. That is the entry area for the Maine State Museum, Library and Archives.

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Hulton Archives, Getty Images
Hulton Archives, Getty Images

January 8th – Elvis’ Birthday + Steve Clark from Def Leppard Dies

Today is January 8th. Every year this date rolls around and two celebrities come to mind, Elvis Presley and Steve Clark from Def Leppard. Two very different artists with similar endings; both Presley and Clark liked the substances.

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Golden Gate Bridge
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

This Day in History for January 5 — Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1643: The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (more info)

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (more info)

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25th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Show

Celebrity Birthdays for January 5 — Robert Duvall and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Robert Duvall
Age: 82
Occupation: Actor and Director
Known For: A career spanning more than 50 years that includes such legendary films as 'The Godfather,' 'Network,' 'The Great Santini,' 'Apocalypse Now' and the cult classic 'True Romance,' his Oscar-winning performance in 'Tender Mercies,' and being a rare Hollywood Republican

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Category: History
Auburn from Lewiston
Auburn from Lewiston

Who Knew They Were From Lewiston-Auburn, Maine?

I moved to Auburn from Portland 14 years ago this month (January 9, 1999). It is hard to believe it’s been 14 years in Auburn. Where does the time go? All but the last six months I lived on Goff Hill in an apartment and now we live in a house just on the outskirts of town.

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Brandi Simons, Getty Images
Brandi Simons, Getty Images

15 Years Ago Was ‘The Ice Storm Of 1998′

Do you remember where you were 15 years ago today and through the week? If you lived in the northeast of North America you were probably somewhat affected by 'The Ice Storm of ’98.' I wish I had pictures or thought of taking them back then, but I don’t have any.

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Apple
Apple

This Day in History for January 3 — Apple Computer Incorporated, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870: The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (more info)

1938: The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (more info)

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Category: History
Library of Congress
Library of Congress

This Day in History for January 1 — Emancipation Proclamation Signed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (more info)

1934: Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison (more info)

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jan1

Celebrity Birthdays for January 1 — Grandmaster Flash and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Grandmaster Flash
Age: 55
Occupation: Musician and DJ
Known For: Being one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting and mixing, forming Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, which released groundbreaking songs like 'The Message' and were the first hip-hop/rap artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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timessquare

This Day in History for December 31 — Times Square Celebrates, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time (more info)

1907: The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square -- then known as Longacre Square -- in New York City (more info)

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Category: History, Rock

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