Connecticut in History

Historical Events

  • 1639-01-14 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow
  • 1639-01-24 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
  • 1643-05-19 Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Harbor form the United Colonies of New England
  • 1644-02-05 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
  • 1647-05-26 Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1656-10-02 English North American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
  • 1662-04-23 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
  • 1662-05-03 Royal charter granted to Connecticut
  • 1664-12-15 English colonize Connecticut
  • 1675-11-02 A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.
  • 1682-06-10 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree
  • 1696-12-07 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
  • 1777-01-15 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
  • 1788-01-09 Connecticut becomes 5th state to ratify the US constitution
  • 1803-05-22 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
  • 1817-04-15 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • 1817-04-17 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • 1833-06-27 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury, Connecticut
  • 1853-05-06 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)
  • 1862-02-14 Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
  • 1874-09-01 28th US Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Connecticut takes office
  • 1878-02-21 World's 1st telephone directory issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)
  • 1880-06-01 The first pay telephone service in the United States is installed in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1882-02-06 The society of the Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1895-01-25 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert
  • 1900-07-28 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
  • 1913-11-17 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1924-12-16 Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1926-07-22 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
  • 1927-11-03 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
  • 1939-04-19 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-09-14 World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1942-06-14 1st bazooka rocket gun produced (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  • 1943-02-16 -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
  • 1944-07-06 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1944-07-06 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • 1954-01-21 USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames River in Connecticut
  • 1955-08-17 Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 & doing $1.8 billion damage
  • 1955-08-19 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
  • 1965-06-07 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
  • 1965-08-28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1967-12-17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-06-05 Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1979-10-09 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1987-04-23 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1998-03-06 Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery
  • 1999-03-29 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke 77-74
  • 2000-04-02 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
  • 2002-03-31 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Oklahoma 82-70
  • 2003-04-08 22nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 73-68
  • 2004-04-05 66th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Georgia Tech 82-73
  • 2004-04-06 23rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 70-61
  • 2009-04-07 28th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 76-54
  • 2010-04-06 29th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Stanford 53-47
  • 2011-01-01 40th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Oklahoma beats #25 Connecticut, 48-20
  • 2011-04-04 73rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Butler 53-41
  • 2012-12-14 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
  • 2013-04-09 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • 2014-04-07 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54
  • 2014-04-08 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 79-58
  • 2015-04-07 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 63-53

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1586-07-05 Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (d. 1647)
  • 1597-04-09 John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)
  • 1606-02-12 John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1703-10-05 Jonathan Edwards, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), born in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony (d. 1758)

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • 1726-11-20 Oliver Wolcott, US judge, signed US Declaration of Independence, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1797) [NS=Dec 1]

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1738-01-10 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1789)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen

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1741-01-14 Benedict Arnold, US general turned traitor (American Revolutionary War), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1801)

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold

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1755-06-06 Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War patriot, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.", born in Coventry, Connecticut, North American Colonies (d. 1776)

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale

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1758-10-16 Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1843)

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1759-10-20 Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (d. 1815)
  • 1760-03-27 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, born in Bozrah, Connecticut (d. 1832)

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1785-11-21 William Beaumont, American surgeon and father of gastric physiology, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1853)

  • 1794-07-05 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)

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1800-05-09 John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), born in Torrington, Connecticut (d. 1859)

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown

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1800-12-18 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

  • 1805-02-13 David Dudley Field II, American lawyer, law codifier, born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1894)

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1811-06-14 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1813-06-24 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut

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1814-07-19 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

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1822-04-26 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1903)

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted

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1837-04-17 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1913)

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • 1839-03-10 Dudley Buck, organist and church composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1850-04-08 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, born in Norfolk, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • 1857-07-25 Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
  • 1858-06-08 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1860-07-03 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)

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1861-08-06 Edith Roosevelt, US First Lady and wife of Teddy Roosevelt, born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1948)

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt
  • 1864-01-06 Ban Johnson, baseball founder (American League), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1873-03-04 John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)

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1875-11-19 Hiram Bingham, American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1956)

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1888-07-29 Niles Welch, actor (Cornered), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1897-02-07 Quincy Porter, composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1899-03-13 John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • 1900-03-17 Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1900-08-18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1901-03-25 Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1902-02-13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut

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1902-07-04 George Murphy, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy

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1903-05-02 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1998)

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • 1903-06-20 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)

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1904-03-19 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • 1905-11-27 Astrid Allwyn, American actress (Charlie Chan's Secret), born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1906-03-17 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1973)

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1907-05-12 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)

  • 1907-05-17 Horace McMahon, South actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1907-06-04 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1909-02-12 Barry Wood, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut

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1909-05-07 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1909-09-28 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1914-10-04 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1915-05-29 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1915-08-02 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1916-05-16 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)

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1917-01-24 Ernest Borgnine, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), (d. 2012), born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2012)

  • 1917-07-09 Ted Steele, orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1917-08-06 Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1917-12-14 Elyse Knox, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1920-02-13 Eileen Farrell, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1920-04-03 Stan Freeman, pianist (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1920-05-08 Sloan Wilson, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1920-08-03 Maria Karnilova, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1920-11-05 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1921-01-30 Bernie Leighton, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut
  • 1921-08-03 Hayden Carruth, novelist (Crow & Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1922-03-20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orch), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1922-04-26 Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1922-09-20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-07 Ted Knight, American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut
  • 1924-05-06 Mimi Benzell, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1925-07-16 Phillip Pine, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1926-01-11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-14 Tom Tryon, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-09-07 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1926-10-25 Biff McGuire, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut

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1927-01-31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • 1927-03-10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1927-04-27 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1928-07-13 Bob Crane, actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1928-11-23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1930-02-20 Patricia Smith, actress (Bob Newhart Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-30 Ben Cooper, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)

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1934-02-27 Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, Connecticut

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • 1935-01-01 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1936-06-30 Tony Musante, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)
  • 1936-07-10 Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1939-02-10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut

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1940-06-17 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
Economist
George Akerlof
  • 1940-08-01 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940-08-18 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940-10-09 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1941-02-17 Gene Pitney, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-08 Jim Mitchum, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941-07-01 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941-08-12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942-02-24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1775-08-28 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock

HeartWedding of Interest

1931-02-07 Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-11-30 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

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1943-07-17 One of the world's greatest contraltos Marian Anderson (46) weds architect Orpheus H. Fisher in Bethel, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

1950-06-17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-06-04 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-09-30 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-10-12 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) weds businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen (26) in Roxbury, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-09-16 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-06-21 "Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

  • 2006-05-13 Actress Sara Bakker weds Sloan Alexander at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 2007-12-15 "Marchesa" designer Georgina Chapman (31) weds Miramax mogul Harvey Weinstein (55) in Connecticut, USA
  • 2008-12-12 Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds former model Dee Ocleppo in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 2010-10-10 "Blossom" actress Jenna von Oy (33) weds Dell computer data consultant Brad Bratcher (39) in Newtown, Connecticut
  • 2014-08-31 Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 2016-07-09 Fashion designer Christian Siriano (29) weds singer-songwriter Brad Walsh in Danbury, Connecticut
  • 2016-10-02 Actress Lyndsy Fonseca (29) weds actor Noah Bean (37) at Saltwater Farm in Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • 1661-04-06 John Webster, colonial Governor of Connecticut (Fundamental Orders of Connecticut), dies at about 71
  • 1670-03-15 John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
  • 1689-07-08 Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  • 1981-02-05 Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)