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5 Fun Facts About August 22 In Connecticut History

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1. On August 22, 1846, the first Connecticut agricultural fair was held in Hartford. The fair showcased livestock, machinery, and other agricultural products, and it became an annual event that drew thousands of visitors.

2. In 1900, on August 22, Connecticut Yankee Robinson, a famous circus owner and showman, passed away. Robinson was born in Vermont but moved to Connecticut, where he became a successful businessman and later founded his own traveling circus.

3. August 22, 1971, was the date of the first Connecticut Special Olympics, held at Hamden High School. Over 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the state participated in various events, including track and field, soccer, and swimming.

4. On August 22, 2007, Connecticut became the third state in the United States to legalize same-sex civil unions. The law granted same-sex couples many of the same legal rights and protections as married couples, but it stopped short of permitting actual marriage.

5. August 22, 1922, marked the opening of the Connecticut River Bridge (also known as the Charter Oak Bridge) in Hartford. The bridge spans the Connecticut River and connects the cities of East Hartford and Hartford. At the time of its construction, it was the longest highway bridge in New England.
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