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5 Fun Facts About December 13 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1782, the state of Connecticut became the first state in the United States to ban slavery.
2. In 1786, the General Assembly of Connecticut met at Hartford to adopt the "Connecticut Plan," which proposed a bicameral legislature with a Senate and a House of Representatives.
3. In 1937, Amelia Earhart made her final appearance in Connecticut, speaking at a dinner in New Haven just months before her disappearance.
4. In 1960, John F. Kennedy visited Hartford as part of his presidential campaign, drawing a crowd of 25,000 people.
5. In 2013, The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation was formed in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which occurred on December 14, 2012. The foundation aims to prevent gun violence and promote mental health research and education.
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