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5 Fun Facts About August 14 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1639, the Fundamental Orders were adopted in Connecticut. This document established a system of government based on the will of the people, making Connecticut the first state with a written constitution.

2. In 1775, the Liberty Bell was hidden in the woods of Connecticut to protect it from British soldiers. It remained hidden for several months until it could be moved to a more secure location.

3. On August 14, 1856, the Charter Oak Steamboat Company was formed in Hartford, Connecticut. This company was responsible for transporting goods and people up and down the Connecticut River for many years.

4. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered, effectively ending World War II. Thousands of Connecticut residents had served in the war effort, and the news was met with great celebration and relief.

5. On August 14, 1965, the town of Mystic was officially incorporated in Connecticut. Mystic is famous for its historic seaport and the Mystic Aquarium, and draws millions of visitors each year.
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