1. In 1815, the Connecticut legislature approved a law that required all state officials to swear allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.
2. In 1842, the Connecticut State Medical Society was established in New Haven with the purpose of promoting medical knowledge and improving public health.
3. In 1895, Yale University defeated the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, in the first-ever college football game played at West Point.
4. In 1924, Helen Keller gave a speech in Hartford, Connecticut, advocating for the rights of the blind and disabled. The event marked Keller's first public appearance after a brush with death and an extended hospitalization.
5. In 2014, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to pass legislation requiring police to wear body cameras while on duty, in response to a series of high-profile cases of police brutality and misconduct.
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