Connecticut Timeline History

Stafford Mills is an historic textile mill complex located on County Street in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1872, it is a well-preserved late-19th century textile complex

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arrow 1614: Adriaen Block, a Dutch explorer enters the Connecticut River

arrow 1634: Weatherfield founded, the oldest permanent settlement in the state

arrow 1636: Hartford founded

arrow 1687: King James II revoked the Connecticut charter, one originally granted in 1662

arrow 1861: 57,379 men and women volunteer for Civil War duty. More than 20,000 were killed.

arrow 1701: Collegiate School founded, later renamed Yale

arrow 1778: Connecticut becomes the 5th State

arrow 1861: 57,3379 men and women volunteer for Civil War duty. More than 20,000 were killed

arrow 1878: First telephone exchange opens

arrow 1910: U.S. Coast Guard Academy moved to New London

arrow 1954: First atomic submarine the Nautilus: produced at Groton, and it's now on display there

arrow 1975: Ella Grasso elected governor, the first women to do so

arrow 1979: Connecticut bans any further construction of nuclear power plants

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