For such a small state, Connecticut has an incredibly interesting and robust history. Through 365 concise topical essays, On This Day in Connecticut History tells a unique and significant story from Connecticut’s past that occurred on every day of the calendar year.
For example, on January 21, 1954, the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton launched the world’s first nuclear submarine. It later became the first vessel ever to travel under the North Pole. After a UConn Huskies basketball game on January 18, 1978, the roof of the Hartford Civic Center collapsed. On May 5, 1809, Mary Kies of South Killingly became the first woman in the United States to be granted a patent. On December 4, 1891, East Thompson became the site of the only four-train collision in U.S. history. A man walking through the swamps of Wallingford uncovered the remains of the "shoe box murder" on August 8, 1886.
All of these stories and hundreds more are available in this unique look at Connecticut (and American) history offered by the History Press.
ON THIS DAY IN CONNECTICUT HISTORY
Gregg Mangan has performed an amazing feat with On This Day in Connecticut History.
Gregg Mangan is a joy: Lively, informed, and creative, he is a writer's writer.
- Author, Anne Farrow
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