Here are 5 interesting facts about November 22 in Connecticut history:
1. In 1943, the Hartford Circus Fire occurred on November 22, killing 168 people and injuring over 700. It was one of the deadliest fires to occur in the United States.
2. In 1985, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the use of deadly force by police officers is permissible when necessary for self-defense or to protect the lives of others.
3. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy made his last public address at the Women's Club of Stamford in Connecticut, just hours before his assassination in Dallas, Texas.
4. In 1909, the first airline in the United States, the Wright Company, began offering flights from Hartford's Brainard Field to New York City.
5. In 1935, George M. Cohan, a famous songwriter, playwright, and performer, died in New York City. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but spent much of his childhood in Hartford, Connecticut.
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