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5 Fun Facts About October 10 In Connecticut History

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1. On October 10, 1701, the Collegiate School was founded in Saybrook, Connecticut. The school later moved to New Haven and became Yale University.

2. The first Constitution of Connecticut was adopted on October 10, 1818. The Constitution established the framework for the state's government and granted voting rights to all white male citizens.

3. On October 10, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began. The fire, which burned for two days, was so intense that it could be seen from Connecticut.

4. The first intercollegiate football game in Connecticut history was played on October 10, 1881. Yale defeated Wesleyan 3-0 in New Haven.

5. On October 10, 1975, the first episode of the television show "Saturday Night Live" aired. One of the show's original cast members, Gilda Radner, was born in Stamford, Connecticut.
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