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5 Fun Facts About February 29 In Connecticut History

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1. The State of Connecticut was founded on February 29, 1636, making it a leap year. This day marks the establishment of a new governing body for the Connecticut Colony.
2. In 1864, the state legislature approved a proposal to create a new county in Connecticut called "Buell County" on February 29. This county was later dissolved and its territory was divided among other counties.
3. On February 29, 1960, Joseph H. Gurney was inaugurated as the 76th governor of Connecticut. Gurney served as governor for one term, from 1961 to 1963.
4. In 2004, February 29 was the day of the Democratic presidential primary in Connecticut. John Kerry won the primary with 58.5% of the vote in the state.
5. In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly had a rare February 29 session. Legislators worked late into the night to vote on a number of bills before the deadline. This session was notable for the passage of a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Connecticut.
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