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5 Fun Facts About December 26 In Connecticut History

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1. On December 26, 1892, the first basketball game in Connecticut was played between Yale and Wesleyan University. The game was played at the New Haven Armory and resulted in a 5-1 victory for Yale.
2. On December 26, 1785, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the United States Constitution. This was a significant moment in the formation of the new country as Connecticut was a major player in the American Revolution.
3. On December 26, 1948, the Hartford Fire Department suffered its worst tragedy in its history when five firefighters were killed while fighting a fire at the Studebaker dealership on Capitol Avenue.
4. On December 26, 1817, the Connecticut Journal was first published in New Haven. It was one of the oldest newspapers in the state, running until 1922.
5. On December 26, 1968, the Colt Firearms plant closed its doors in Hartford, marking the end of an era for the gun manufacturer which had been in operation for over 100 years. The Colt 45 revolver was a iconic weapon that was made at the plant for many years.
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