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5 Fun Facts About March 24 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1664, Connecticut received its charter from King Charles II, granting the colony complete powers of government and the ability to elect its own leaders.

2. The first telegraph line in Connecticut was established on March 24, 1846, between New Haven and New York City.

3. On March 24, 1913, the Connecticut state legislature approved a bill for the construction of the Merritt Parkway, a scenic parkway that runs through Fairfield County and was completed in 1940.

4. In 1965, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in employment, public accommodations, and housing.

5. Yale University was founded on October 9, 1701, but March 24 marks an important moment in the university's history as it is the date of the dedication of the new Yale School of Music building in 1894.
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