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5 Fun Facts About May 25 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1781, A British raid on six towns in Connecticut resulted in the capture of over 1,500 prisoners. The raid was led by the notorious traitor Benedict Arnold, who had defected to the British army during the American Revolution.

2. In 1844, the telegraph line from Hartford to New York was completed. This allowed for much faster communication between the two cities and greatly improved commerce in the region.

3. In 1865, the Connecticut State Agricultural Society was formed. This organization would go on to host the first successful agricultural fair in the United States in 1854.

4. In 1935, Babe Ruth played his final game at Yankee Stadium. Ruth hit three home runs in the game, and his performance is still remembered as one of the greatest in baseball history.

5. In 1977, the first episode of the TV sitcom "The Love Boat" aired. The show was set on a fictional cruise ship and was filmed on location in various locations around the world, including Connecticut.
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