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5 Fun Facts About June 10 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1771, the Connecticut General Assembly established the first public hospital in the American colonies, named the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane. It was later renamed as Connecticut Valley Hospital.

2. On June 10, 1935, the iconic entertainer Judy Garland performed at the Palace Theater in Stamford, Connecticut. She had just finished filming "The Wizard of Oz" and sang several songs from the movie.

3. The first African American to receive a doctorate degree from Yale University, Charles Edwin Jones, earned his degree on June 10, 1933. He went on to become a scholar and professor of philosophy.

4. On June 10, 1952, the first round-trip commercial flight between the United States and Europe was completed by a plane called "The Yankee Clipper," which departed from New York City and arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

5. In 1977, Connecticut became the first state to prohibit discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, and public accommodations. This was a landmark decision for LGBTQ+ rights and paved the way for similar legislation in other states.
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