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5 Fun Facts About August 30 In Connecticut History

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1. On August 30, 1901, the first electric trolley car arrived in Waterbury, Connecticut. The trolley revolutionized transportation in the city and served as the primary mode of transportation until the 1930s when automobiles became more widespread.

2. In 1975, the Hartford Whalers joined the National Hockey League (NHL) as an expansion team. The team played in Hartford until 1997 when they relocated to North Carolina and became the Carolina Hurricanes.

3. On August 30, 1781, Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull met with French General Rochambeau to discuss plans for the Siege of Yorktown. The successful siege ultimately helped lead to the end of the American Revolution.

4. The town of Vernon, Connecticut was incorporated on August 30, 1808. Today, the town is home to over 29,000 residents and is known for its beautiful parks and outdoor recreation opportunities.

5. On August 30, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut, causing widespread flooding and damage. The storm resulted in millions of dollars in property damage and left thousands without power for weeks. Its impact is still felt in the state today.
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