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5 Fun Facts About May 14 In Connecticut History

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1. On May 14, 1784, the town of Enfield was incorporated by the Connecticut General Assembly. Enfield is located in Hartford County and was originally part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

2. On May 14, 1847, the first issue of the Daily Courant newspaper was published in Hartford. The Courant is now the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.

3. On May 14, 1852, the first train service between New Haven and Bridgeport began operation. The New Haven and Connecticut Valley Railroad was one of the earliest railroads in the state and helped to connect cities and towns across Connecticut.

4. On May 14, 1970, the Connecticut Department of Transportation was established by the state legislature to oversee and manage the state's transportation system. The department is responsible for highways, bridges, railroads, airports, and public transit in Connecticut.

5. On May 14, 2008, Connecticut became the first state in the country to pass a law requiring that all employers offer paid sick leave to their employees. The law, which went into effect in 2012, requires certain employers to offer paid sick leave to their employees, allowing them to take time off for illness or to care for a family member without fear of losing their job or income.
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