1) On November 16, 1782, the state of Connecticut passed a law prohibiting the sale or exportation of horses without special permission from the governor or a magistrate. This was done to prevent the British army from obtaining horses during the Revolutionary War.
2) The first intercity telephone line in Connecticut was established on November 16, 1881, connecting Hartford and New Haven. This line was operated by the Southern New England Telephone Company.
3) On November 16, 1901, the Connecticut State Library was officially established by the state legislature. The library has since grown to become one of the largest libraries in the state.
4) Artist Sol LeWitt, known for his contributions to conceptual art and minimalism, was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 16, 1928. LeWitt's works are featured in prominent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
5) The USS Connecticut, a nuclear-powered submarine, was commissioned on November 16, 1998 at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. The submarine is named after the state and is one of the most advanced in the United States Navy.
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