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5 Fun Facts About December 24 In Connecticut History

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1. The famous Connecticut Gilbert Clock Company was established on December 24, 1828. Known for its high-quality clocks, the company became a major supplier to the US military during World War II.

2. In 1814, on December 24, the British launched an attack on Stonington, Connecticut. While the siege lasted several days, the residents of the town were able to successfully fend off the British.

3. On December 24, 1871, the Connecticut State Board of Agriculture was established. The board was responsible for promoting agriculture and agricultural education in the state.

4. In 1818, on December 24, the first steamboat made its maiden voyage down the Connecticut River. Known as the "Connecticut River," the steamboat was designed to carry both passengers and cargo.

5. On December 24, 1985, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that women have the right to an abortion under the state's constitution. The landmark decision, in the case of Perri v. Aytch, was based on the privacy rights guaranteed by the state's constitution.
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