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5 Fun Facts About October 6 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1973, the iconic rock band The Who played a concert at Yale University's Woolsey Hall in New Haven. The concert was a benefit for the Bridge School, a school for children with physical and speech impairments.

2. On October 6, 1789, a group of prominent citizens met in Hartford to draft a new state constitution. The Connecticut State Constitution, which includes the famous "To all People of this State" preamble, was ratified in January 1790.

3. In 2000, the first ever New Haven Grand Prix was held on October 6. The event was a professional bicycle race featuring some of the top cyclists from around the world.

4. On this day in 1854, the first telegraph message was sent between New York City and Boston. The historic message simply said "What hath God wrought?"

5. In 1949, the University of Connecticut's football team set a school record by scoring 77 points in a single game against New Hampshire. The Huskies' quarterback, Walt Trojanowski, threw nine touchdown passes in the game.
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