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5 Fun Facts About March 23 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1863, the Battle of Fort Stedman occurred during the American Civil War near Petersburg, Virginia. Many Connecticut soldiers fought in this battle, including the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

2. In 1870, a tornado struck Middletown, Connecticut, causing significant damage to the town. This tornado was part of a larger outbreak of severe weather in the northeastern United States.

3. In 1903, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station was established in New Haven. This institution is dedicated to researching and promoting agriculture in the state.

4. In 1973, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of Horton v. Meskill. This decision declared that the state's funding formula for education was unconstitutional and required the government to provide more funding to schools in poorer areas.

5. In 2010, the Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team won the NCAA Division I championship. This victory marked the school's third men's basketball title and solidified their status as a powerhouse in college basketball.
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