On This Day in Connecticut History

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Connecticut's character runs much deeper than breathtaking fall foliage and quaint coastal towns. One day at a time, author Gregg Mangan chronicles fascinating episodes in state history, from the earliest European settlements to the modern era. After a lengthy debate, the state senate voted in favor of "Yankee Doodle" as the official state song on March 16, 1978. Bridgeport's General Electric Company completed work on the bazooka on June 14, 1942. On the morning of December 4, 1891, the only four-train collision in American history occurred at the railroad station in East Thompson. Each date on the calendar holds a nugget of knowledge in this celebration of Constitution State history.
ISBN: 9781626196650
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Images: 57
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Gregg Mangan is an author and historian with a PhD in public history from Arizona State University. He has authored numerous articles on Connecticut history and currently works for the Connecticut Humanities at Wesleyan University as the manager of the ConnecticutHistory.org digital history project.
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