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5 Fun Facts About March 18 In Connecticut History

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1. On March 18, 1801, the Connecticut state legislature approved a new constitution, replacing the original document from 1639. The new constitution reflected changing political and social realities in the state and helped pave the way for broader voting rights.

2. In 1840, on March 18, Connecticut native and inventor Elias Howe received a patent for the sewing machine. The invention revolutionized the textile industry and made possible modern clothing manufacturing techniques.

3. On March 18, 1913, women's suffrage advocates marched on the Connecticut state capitol in Hartford to lobby for the right to vote. The demonstration helped raise public awareness of the suffrage movement and contributed to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

4. In 1959, on March 18, the State of Connecticut adopted the official state song, "Yankee Doodle." The tune has been associated with the state since the Revolutionary War and is now a beloved symbol of Connecticut pride.

5. On March 18, 1990, the Hartford Whalers NHL team played their last game at the Hartford Civic Center, after 18 seasons in Connecticut. The team was sold and moved to North Carolina the following year, leaving a lasting legacy in the state's sports history.
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