Connecticut state quick facts
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    State of Connecticut
    Nickname The Constitution State
    Capital Hartford
    Largest city Bridgeport
    Population 3.6M (Rank:29)

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    How did Connecticut get its name?
    The State of Connecticut is named after the River Connecticut, the largest river in New England. The word 'Connecticut' is derived from 'Quinnehtukqut', a Mohegan Indian word for "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River"

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    Capital move
    From 1703 to 1875, Connecticut had two capitals; sessions of the General Assembly met alternately in Hartford and New Haven. Since then, the capital has been Hartford.

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    How did Connecticut get its nickname?
    Connecticut was officially nicknamed 'The Constitution State' by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1959. Connecticut is a bellweather democracy and had world's first written Constitution of a democratic government. Its Fundamental Orders of 1639 laid down principles of government based on the will of the people. That’s why Connecticut is nicknamed "The Constitution State"

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    The Nutmeg State
    Connecticut is also called 'The Nutmeg State' as the Connecticut residents are so ingenious that they can sell wooden nutmegs as real nutmegs to unsuspecting buyers! (Nutmeg is a valuable spice in the colonial America)

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    Hello doctor
    First medical diploma in USA was granted by Yale University in 1729

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    First nuclear submarine
    USS Nautilus, world's first nuclear submarine was launched in New London, Connecticut in 1954

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    Jarvik 7
    First artificial heart in the world was developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik of Stamford, Connecticut

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    Cotton gin
    First cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney of New Haven, Connecticut in 1794

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    Second largest casino
    Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT is the second largest casino in the United States (WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma is the largest casino in the United States)

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    Speed limit : 12
    The first automobile law was passed by the state of Connecticut in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.

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    Oldest Newspaper
    Established in 1764, 'The Hartford Courant' is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States

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    Birth place of Dubya
    George W. Bush, born in New Haven on July 6, 1946, is the only US President born in Connecticut

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    Oldest public library
    The Scoville Memorial Library is the oldest public library in America. Richard Smith started this library in 1771 using community contributions to buy 200 books in London. One could borrow and return books on the third Monday of every third month.

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    Charter Oak
    Sir Edward Andros, governor of other New England colonies tried many times to gain control of Connecticut. In 1687, he entered Hartford and demanded the charter. The people refused, hiding the charter in an oak tree, later known as the “Charter Oak.”

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    Submarine museum of the United States
    U.S.S. Nautilus is the state ship of Connecticut. The USS Nautilus, world's first nuclear powered submarine, was built in Groton, Connecticut in 1954. The Submarine Force Museum in Groton is home of the historic ship Nautilus (SSN 571). It is the official submarine museum of the United States Navy
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