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Entered the Union: Jan. 9, 1788 (5) Capital: Hartford
Origin of Name: From an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning "beside the long tidal river"
State Nicknames: Constitution State • Nutmeg State
State Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)
State Tree: White (Charter) Oak State Bird: American Robin
State Flower: Mountain Laurel State Animal: Sperm Whale
State Shellfish: Eastern Oyster State Insect: Praying Mantis
State Heroine: Prudence Crandall State Hero: Nathan Hale
State Ship: USS Nautilus State Mineral: Garnet
State Forests: 32 • State Parks: 93 State Song: “Yankee Doodle"
Famous for: 250 mile shoreline, Yale University
Famous Connecticuters: Ethan Allan, Nathan Hale (American Revolution), Benedict Arnold (Revolution General & Traitor), P.T. Barnum (circus), Oliver Ellsworth (Chief Justice), Charles Goodyear (originator of vulcanized rubber), Dorothy Hamill (ice skater), Katharine Hepburn (actress), John Mayer (pop artist), Harriet Beecher Stowe (author), Mark Twain (author), Morris Waite (Supreme Court), Noah Webster (lexicographer)
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Native Americans of Connecticut belonged to many of the Algonquian Indian family, the Pequot tribe being the strongest.
Dutchman Adriaen Block was the first to explore the Connecticut Valley in 1614. In 1633, English colonists came from Massachusetts to settle Windsor, the first permanent settlement in Connecticut. Together with settlements in Wethersfield and Hartford they united to form the Connecticut Colony in 1636.
The Pequot War began in 1636. In 1637, the colonists defeated the Pequots with help from Uncas, a Pequot leader that sided with the colonists.
Sir Edward Andros, governor of other New England colonies tried many times to gain control of Connecticut. In 1687, he entered Hartford and demanded the charter. The people refused, hiding the charter in an oak tree, later known as the “Charter Oak.”
Connecticut played a prominent role in the Revolutionary War, serving as the Continental Army's major supplier. Sometimes called the “Arsenal of the Nation,” the state became one of the most industrialized in the nation.
Connecticuticans are sometimes referred to as Yankees or Nutmeggers. The nutmeg connection may come from sailors returning from voyages with nutmeg (which in the 18th and 19th centuries was a very valuable spice in New England).
Connecticut was first producer of nuclear-powered submarines.
Tapping Reeve Law School, the first law school in the United States was established in 1784. 
The New Haven District Telephone Company published the first telephone book ever issued on February 1878, in New Haven. 
Cattle branding began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs. 
In 1898 the first car insurance in America is issued at Hartford. The first automobile law was passed in 1901.  The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.  In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars. 
Connecticut is home to the oldest US newspaper still being published: the Hartford Courant, established in 1764.  It is also home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
Connecticut's Yale University ranks as one of the world's greatest and richest universities, and has the most selective undergraduate program of any university in the United States.
Connecticut's Ethnic Roots: Italian 18.6%, Irish 16.6%, English 10.3%, German 9.9%, French 9.9%.
Religion in Connecticut: 75% Christian (43% Protestant, 32% Catholic), 12% No Religion, 4% Other Religions, 1% Jewish, 1% Muslim
Inventor Eli Whitney began manufacturing his cotton gins, which revolutionized the economy of the South, at New Haven in 1793.
In the mid-1990s Connecticut led the nation in per capita wealth.

 

Columbus Day

Columbus Day - October 13, 2014
Celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on Oct. 12, 1492
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Halloween
Happy Halloween
Halloween - Oct. 31 "All Hallows Eve" is celebrated on the Eve of All Saints Day to remember the dead. Typically celebrated with Trick or Treating and Harvest Festivals.
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Daylight Savings End
End of Daylight Savings Time
Nov 2, Sunday - End of Daylight Savings TimeMost regions of the USA fall back one hour at 2am today.
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Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Veterans Day
November 11
Honoring the Men and Women who have served in America's armed forces.
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Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving - Thanking God for His blessings
Thanksgiving Day November 27
In 1621, 52 Pilgrims and approx. 50 Native Americans celebrated a 3-day feast thanking God for His blessings enabling their survival in the New World.
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