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5 Fun Facts About October 29 In Connecticut History

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1. On October 29, 1818, the Hartford Convention held its first meeting in Connecticut. The convention was a gathering of delegates from New England states to address issues such as the War of 1812 and growing tensions between the region and the federal government.

2. In 1863, on October 29, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station was established. It was the first agricultural experiment station in the United States, dedicated to studying plant pests and diseases, crop production, and other related issues.

3. On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed, leading to the Great Depression. Connecticut was not immune to the effects of the economic downturn, and many businesses and individuals suffered financial losses.

4. In 1944, on October 29, Gov. Raymond E. Baldwin dedicated the Connecticut War Memorial in Hartford. The memorial honors the state's residents who served in World War II and other conflicts.

5. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Connecticut, causing widespread damage and power outages. The storm was one of the most destructive in state history, with flooding and high winds causing billions of dollars in damage.
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