2) The USS Nautilus, the oldest nuclear power driven submarine in the world was made in Groton in 1954.
4) Copper was first found in Simsbury in 1705. Subsequently, the copper mine turned into the notorious New-Gate Prison of the War for Independence. The first copper currency in the United States Doctor was introduced by Samuel Higley of Simsbury in 1737.
5) The oldest public library in the U.S. is the Scoville Memorial Library. The compilation of the library started in 1771. Richard Smith, the proprietor of a neighboring blast furnace, made use of donations from the society for purchasing 200 books in London. Sponsors could take and bring back books on the third Monday of each third month. Fines were taken for losses, the most familiar being "staining" by wax trickling from the lights with which the sponsors studied the books.
6) A gathering at Salisbury town chose to sanction the "selectmen draw upon the town treasurer for the sum of one hundred dollars" for buying additional books for the compilation of Scoville Memorial Library on April 9, 1810, which made it the oldest community-backed complimentary town library in the country.
7) The first lady to obtain a United States patent was Mary Kies, a resident of South Killingly. She received it on May 15, 1809 for a process of threading plant fiber with fabric.
8) 21 daring inhabitants of New Haven were the oldest subscribers to telephone exchange facilities in the world. They took this on January 28, 1878.
9) The oldest business community was established at Naugatuck Valley in the United States.
10) Livestock branding in America was first introduced in Connecticut while it was necessary under law for the cultivators to blot all of their pigs.
11) You might not, in any conditions, cross the road walking on your hands in Hartford.
12) Connecticut houses the first newspaper in the United States, which is still in print. The name of the newspaper is The Hartford Courant, and it was founded in 1764.
13) Around 144 newspapers are printed in the state of Connecticut. These newspapers are categorized into monthly, daily, weekly, and Sunday newspapers.
14) Connecticut is the birthplace of inventions like Polaroid camera (1934), the first hamburger (1895), color television (1948), and helicopter (1939).
15) The state of Connecticut first introduced the vehicle law in 1901. The top speed was fixed at 12 miles/hour.
16) The oldest lollipop-manufacturing equipment started functioning for trade in New Haven in 1908. The delicacy was named by George Smith after a famous racehorse.
17) Ella Grasso was nominated in her own ability as the governor of the state in 1974.
18) Connecticut is the first state to come up with long-term registration codes for vehicles. They were initially issued in 1937.
19) Stamford houses the head offices of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
20) Bristol in Connecticut is dubbed the "Mum City" of the United States due to the large number of Chrysanthemums raised and marketed to different states and Canada.
21) New Haven was incorporated as a city in 1784.
22) Danbury, a major army storehouse for the American Independence Forces, was set ablaze and plundered by the British forces under the leadership of Major General William Tryon in April 1777.
23) The oldest blast furnace in the state was constructed in Lakeville in 1762.
24) Groton houses the Submarine Force Museum, which is home to the famous submarine Nautilus, also known as SSN 571. The museum is used as the authorized submarine museum of the U.S. Navy.
25) The official state insect of CT is the Praying Mantis.
26) The most significant harvests of Connecticut are poultry, milk products, tobacco, wood and nursery, vegetables and fruit.
27) The slogan of Connecticut is Qui Transtulit Sustinet, which stands for "He Who Transplanted Still Sustains".
28) Cut pumpkins were utilized as models for hairdos to guarantee a circular consistent trend in colonial New Haven. Due to this trend, the people of this New England territory were dubbed "pumpkin-heads."
29) The name Middlebury was originated from the heartland location of the assembly hall of the Town. It is situated at a distance of six miles from three older towns located close by - Southbury, Waterbury, and Woodbury.
30) The oldest human occupiers of contemporary Burlington were parts of the Tunxis Clan, who were members of a group of Algonquian Indians. There is a myth that they utilized the place as a hunting area.
31) The first English colonizers of the state came to the territory in 1636, establishing the agricultural estates of Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield.
32) The Monroe Town seal is similar to a circle with the expressions "Town of Monroe Connecticut" inscribed in the external edge of the seal. Within this external ring, there is an outline of the head of James Monroe, the fifth President of the U.S., who served the nation from 1817-1825.
33) In the beginning, Montville, together with Waterford and Groton, formed a portion of New London. Formerly, New London was founded as Pequot in 1646, so named after the Pequot Indians. In 1658, the name was altered to New London.
34) B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill is the sole steam-driven Cider Mill in the U.S. It is situated in Mystic.
35) The New "Town Bicentennial Emblem" of Hartford was planned by James Thorsell, a 7-year-old boy.
36) The severest natural calamity in the history of New Milford hit in 1902 and the principal commercial division revolving around Bank Street was nearly totally razed by the "Great Fire".
37) North Stonington got its name for the rocky features of the mountainous landscape in 1724. The town was incorporated in 1807.
38) To enroll to cast your vote in Connecticut you have to:
- Be a national of the United States
- Be 18 years old as a minimum on or prior to the upcoming polls
- Be an inhabitant of a Connecticut Town
- Not be condemned of a crime
40) The oldest steel plant running in the United States was situated in Simsbury in 1728.
41) Wallingford is globally known for the manufacture of tableware (made of silver).
42) Dr. Henry Bronson was the oldest specialist in the healing of Asiatic cholera in 1832. Bronson was a university lecturer at Yale Medical School.
43) Waterbury hosted the oldest golf competition in Connecticut for ladies. It took place on June 12, 1917.
44) West Hartford is the hometown of Noah Webster, who wrote the oldest dictionary printed in 1807.
45) In spite of the fact that West Haven is the newest city in the state of CT, which was incorporated in 1972, it houses a society that goes back more than 360 years, which makes it one of the earliest colonies in the nation.
46) PEZ Candy is manufactured in the Orange City.
47) The earliest friction matches were manufactured by Thomas Sanford in Beacon Falls in 1834.
48) Some of the most celebrated textiles in the world are knit in the Stafford cloth mills.
49) In 1779, the town of Washington was incorporated, and it was named to pay homage to General George Washington.
50) Since 1875, Hartford has been serving as the capital city of the state.
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