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5 Fun Facts About November 12 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1634, Windsor, Connecticut was founded as the first English settlement in the state. It was established by a group of settlers led by Reverend John Wareham who were searching for new land to live on.

2. On November 12, 1955, the Connecticut Turnpike was officially opened to traffic. This highway was built to connect New York City to Boston and was the first limited-access highway in the state.

3. In 1965, Yale University announced that it would allow women to attend the school for the first time in its 263-year history. This decision was made after years of protests and pressure from women’s rights activists.

4. On November 12, 1988, the Mohegan Sun Casino opened in Uncasville, Connecticut. It was one of the first Native American-owned casinos in the country and has since become a popular destination for tourists and gamblers alike.

5. In 2018, Jahana Hayes became the first African American woman elected to represent Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives. Hayes was a former National Teacher of the Year and ran on a platform of improving education and healthcare in the state.
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