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
  • 1844-12-11 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, 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
  • 1873-12-06 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1 in in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1874-09-01 28th US Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Connecticut takes office
  • 1878-01-28 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, Connecticut)
  • 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
  • 1912-02-14 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Connecticut
  • 1913-11-17 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut

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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

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1931-04-06 "A Connecticut Yankee" film based on novel by Mark Twain, directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers is released

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1939-04-19 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

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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)
  • 1946-02-16 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1949-12-29 1st UHF television station operating regular basis Bridgeport, 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
  • 1965-12-04 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Connecticut, 4 die
  • 1967-12-17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-06-05 Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1978-01-18 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut collapses (no injuries)
  • 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)

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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
  • 1710-10-12 Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1785)
  • 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)

  • 1787-02-23 Emma Willard, American women's rights activist and educator who founded the 1st school for women's higher education in the US, born in Berlin, Connecticut (d. 1870)
  • 1788-04-17 Joseph Gilbert Totten, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1864)
  • 1794-07-05 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)
  • 1794-12-10 James Wolfe Ripley, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Windham County, Connecticut (d. 1870)
  • 1799-01-07 Daniel Tyler, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, Connecticut (d. 1882)

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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
  • 1800-09-11 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator, born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1866)

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1800-12-29 Charles Goodyear, American chemist and manufacturing engineer who invented the vulcanization process for rubber, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear
  • 1803-12-22 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, American Major General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1862)
  • 1805-02-13 David Dudley Field II, American lawyer, law codifier, born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1894)
  • 1806-09-12 Andrew Hull Foote, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1863)
  • 1807-02-10 Abner Clark Harding, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in East Hampton, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • 1809-02-20 Henry Walton Wessells, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lietchfield, Connecticut (d. 1889)
  • 1810-09-20 Alpheus Starkey Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Deep River, Connecticut (d. 1878)

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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
  • 1812-03-16 Henry Dwight Terry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1869)
  • 1813-04-17 Henry Washington Benham, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cheshire, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • 1813-06-24 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 1813-07-07 William Scott Ketchum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • 1813-09-13 John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cornwall, Connecticut (d. 1864)
  • 1813-10-12 Lyman Trumbull, U.S. Senator from Illinois (1855-73), born in Colchester, Connecticut (d. 1896)

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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
  • 1818-07-14 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1861)
  • 1820-03-06 Horatio Gouverneur Wright, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clinton, Connecticut (d. 1899)

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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
  • 1822-12-08 Luther Prentice Bradley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1910)
  • 1823-08-15 Orris Sanford Ferry, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Connecticut (d. 1875)
  • 1823-08-31 Galusha Aaron Grow, American politician, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1907)
  • 1824-03-02 Henry Beebee Carrington, American lawyer, professor, prolific author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1912)
  • 1825-04-25 Charles Dowd, American principal who was the 1st to propose standardized time zones (for America's railways), born in Madison, Connecticut (d. 1904)
  • 1825-08-25 Henry Warner Birge, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1888)
  • 1825-12-31 Francis Trowbridge Sherman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Newtown, Connecticut (d. 1905)
  • 1827-03-19 Alexander Shaler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haddam, Connecticut (d. 1911)
  • 1827-11-10 Alfred Howe Terry, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1890)
  • 1831-06-29 William Thomas Clark, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1905)
  • 1832-06-24 Edward Harland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1915)

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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)
  • 1852-09-15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1918)
  • 1853-07-23 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), born in Hartford, Connecticut, (d. 1937)
  • 1857-07-25 Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
  • 1857-08-22 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • 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, American actor (Cornered), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1896-08-25 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1969)
  • 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
  • 1900-01-23 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1975)
  • 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, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • 1902-02-13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut

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1902-07-04 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1992)

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, American actor (It's a Great Life, Lady of Burlesque), 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)
  • 1908-10-12 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 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
  • 1909-08-04 Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (co-founded category theory), born in Taftville, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 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
  • 1916-01-04 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 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)

  • 1917-05-23 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 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
  • 1918-08-15 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1995)
  • 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

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

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2007-12-15 "Marchesa" designer Georgina Chapman (31) weds Miramax mogul Harvey Weinstein (55) in Connecticut, USA

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 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)