09-03-1849 – 06-24-1909 Sarah Jewett – Born in South Berwick, Maine. She was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet, best known for her local color works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine. Jewett is recognized as an important practitioner of American literary regionalism. Willa Cather described Jewett as a significant influence on her development as a writer, and “feminist critics have since championed her writing for its rich account of women’s lives and voices.” Jewett never married; but established a close friendship with writer Annie Adams Fields and her husband, publisher James Thomas Fields, editor of the Atlantic Monthly. After the sudden death of James Fields in 1881, Jewett and Annie Fields lived together for the rest of Jewett’s life in what was then termed a “Boston marriage.”
09-03-1963 Sam Adams – Born in Whitehall, Montana. He is an American politician and the former mayor of Portland, Oregon. On Jan. 1, 2009, he became the Mayor of Portland and the first openly gay mayor of a top 30 U.S. city. He left office on December 31, 2012. As of 2008, his domestic partner is Peter Zukerman.