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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1675, the Great Swamp Fight occurred during King Philip's War. The battle took place near present-day South Kingstown, Rhode Island, but many Connecticut soldiers participated in the fight against the Narragansett tribe.

2. In 1789, the first federal census of the United States began. Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies and was included in the census, which recorded a population of just over 238,000 people.

3. In 1863, the Ninth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment participated in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm during the Civil War. The regiment suffered heavy casualties, including the loss of their commander, Colonel Thomas W. Cahill.

4. In 1990, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation opened the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard. The casino has since become one of the largest in the world and has helped to greatly increase tourism and revenue for the state of Connecticut.

5. In 2017, the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame inducted six new members, including actress Katharine Hepburn and transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson. The Hall of Fame celebrates the contributions and achievements of women throughout Connecticut's history.
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