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5 Fun Facts About June 9 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1772, the first recorded tornado in Connecticut struck Goshen, causing widespread damage to homes and buildings.

2. In 1923, the first flight over the North Pole was made by aviators and Connecticut natives, Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett.

3. In 1964, the world's largest nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Daniel Webster, was launched from the Electric Boat Company shipyard in Groton.

4. In 1999, the American Needlework exhibit opened at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, showcasing some of the finest examples of needlework from across the country.

5. In 2013, former Connecticut Governor John Rowland was sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiracy and campaign fraud, stemming from his work as a consultant for a congressional candidate.
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