1. In 1898, Connecticut native Frederick Law Olmsted passed away. Olmsted was a renowned landscape architect and urban planner who designed many famous parks including Central Park in New York City.
2. In 1902, Connecticut passed a law banning the use of any vehicle other than an automobile on any highway or public road. This essentially outlawed the use of bicycles on state roads, causing outrage among the cycling community.
3. In 1976, former U.S. President Gerald Ford visited Connecticut to speak at the annual Republican Party fundraiser. His visit was met with protests from anti-war and civil rights activists who opposed his policies.
4. In 2007, Connecticut native and professional basketball player Marcus Camby was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Los Angeles Clippers. Camby had previously played for the University of Massachusetts and was known for his defensive skills.
5. In 2018, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law banning the use of certain pesticides on state-owned properties. The law was aimed at protecting pollinators such as bees and butterflies from harmful chemicals.
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