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5 Fun Facts About November 1 In Connecticut History

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1. Connecticut's earliest recorded tornado outbreak occurred on November 1, 1871. Seven tornadoes struck the state, causing significant damage.

2. November 1, 1755 marks the birth of Litchfield Law School, the first law school established in the United States. It was founded by Tapping Reeve in Litchfield, Connecticut.

3. The Connecticut State House of Representatives met for the first time on November 1, 1776, in Hartford, Connecticut. They established a new state constitution, which was later adopted in January 1777.

4. On November 1, 1893, the Connecticut State Library was officially established. It was originally located in the State Capitol building and later moved to its current location in Hartford.

5. The first University of Connecticut football game was played on November 1, 1896, against the Mansfield State Normal School. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Today, UConn football is a Division I program and has won two national championships.
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