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5 Fun Facts About August 6 In Connecticut History

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1. On August 6, 1955, Rocky Marciano successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Don Cockell at Yankee Stadium. Marciano knocked out Cockell in the ninth round, further cementing his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

2. In 1779, American forces led by General William Tryon invaded and burned the town of Norwalk, Connecticut. The attack was part of a larger campaign by the British to disrupt American supply lines and inflict damage on rebel forces.

3. August 6, 1781, marked the beginning of the Battle of Groton Heights, a pivotal engagement during the Revolutionary War. British forces, led by Benedict Arnold, attacked the fort at Groton and engaged in a fierce battle with American troops. In the end, the British emerged victorious, but the battle helped to turn the tide of the war in favor of the Americans.

4. On August 6, 1926, a massive flood swept through the town of Pomfret after heavy rains caused nearby rivers and streams to overflow. The flood caused significant damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure in the area, and many residents were forced to evacuate.

5. August 6, 1996, marked the opening of the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The casino, which features over 5,000 slot machines and hundreds of table games, has since become one of the largest and most popular gambling destinations in the United States.
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