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5 Fun Facts About February 7 In Connecticut History

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1. On February 7, 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, officially joining the newly formed United States of America.

2. A major snowstorm hit Connecticut on February 7, 1978, known as the "Blizzard of '78." The storm brought over two feet of snow to some areas of the state, with wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour, causing significant damage and disruptions.

3. On February 7, 1882, the world's first hydroelectric power plant was built in the small town of Redlands, Connecticut. This marked a significant milestone in the development of electricity as a practical source of power.

4. Actor and comedian Dylan Moran was born on February 7, 1971, in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. Moran is best known for his work on the British sitcom "Black Books" and his stand-up comedy.

5. On February 7, 2012, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses by the state's Department of Public Health. The court's decision legalized same-sex marriage in Connecticut, making it the sixth state in the U.S. to do so.
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