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Oldest College Daily – Today in History: January 28

January 28, 2019

On January 28, 1878, the first edition of the Yale News proclaimed, “The innovation which we begin by this morning’s... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Education, New Haven, Popular Culture, The Industrial United States

Colonel William Douglas

William Douglas: A Colonial Hero’s Sacrifice

January 27, 2019

William Douglas was a successful merchant and military leader who settled in North Branford just prior to the Revolutionary War.... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Israel Putnam, New Haven, North Branford, Plainfield, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Total eclipse by Frederick E. Turner, Willimantic, January 24, 1925

The Astronomical Event of the Century

January 24, 2019

Church bells chimed and factory whistles blew and automobiles, trains, and trolleys throughout the state came to a standstill. …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, Hartford, Meriden, New Haven, Science, Vernon, Windham

Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight Dies – Today in History: January 11

January 11, 2019

On January 11, 1817, Timothy Dwight (theologian, educator, poet, and eighth president of Yale) died in New Haven, Connecticut. A... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Arts, Belief, Education, Fairfield, Literature, New Haven, Revolution and the New Nation, Timothy Dwight

Drawing from Remarkable Apparitions, and Ghost-Stories, 1849

The Ghost Ship of New Haven Sets Sail Shrouded in Mystery

January 6, 2019

Tales of a spectral ship seen sailing in the skies above New Haven have haunted Connecticut's imagination since the late 1640s.  …[more]

Categories: Belief, Colonization and Settlement, Folklore, New Haven, Weather

Henry Austin, Grove Street Cemetery Entrance, 1845, New Haven

Father of Architects Born – Today in History: December 4

December 4, 2018

On December 4, 1804, “Father of Architects” Henry Austin was born in the Mt. Carmel section of Hamden, Connecticut. A... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Business and Industry, Expansion and Reform, Hamden, New Haven

Pierre Lallement and the Modern-Day Pedal Bicycle – Today in History: November 20

November 20, 2018

On November 20, 1866, mechanic Pierre Lallement, a temporary resident of New Haven, Connecticut, received a patent for an improvement in velocipedes. …[more]

Categories: Albert Pope, Ansonia, Civil War and Reconstruction, Invention and Technology, New Haven, Transportation

Uniform of the first rugby team at Yale

Foot Ball Match: Harvard vs. Yale – Today in History: November 13

November 13, 2018

On November 13, 1875, Yale and Harvard wore the first team uniforms in an American intercollegiate football game. This represented... Read more » …[more]

Categories: New Haven, Sports and Recreation

The “Red Scare” in Connecticut

November 7, 2018

The Palmer Raids, launched in Connecticut in 1919, were part of the paranoia known as the "Red Scare" that resulted in numerous civil rights violations committed by law enforcement officials. …[more]

Categories: Bridgeport, Crime and Punishment, Emergence of Modern America, Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, New Haven, Social Movements, Waterbury

John F. Kennedy campaigning in New Haven, 1960

The Kennedys in Connecticut – Today in History: November 6

November 6, 2018

On November 6, 1960, forty-eight hours before the Presidential election, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts addressed a street rally in New Haven.  …[more]

Categories: New Haven, Politics and Government

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