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State Flag State Name
State Name
Artists, Aechitects and Designers The Notorious
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists Performing Artists
Business Leaders
Children's Authors & Illustrators Political & Social Leaders
Classical Composers & Performing Artists Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors
Explorers, Pioneers and Astronauts Sports Figures
Military Leaders Dates of Death of Notable Persons
Significant Events
 Historical Events Occurring between 1600 - 1699  Historical Events Occurring between 1700 - 1799  Historical Events Occurring between 1800 - 1899  Historical Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949 Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999 Historical Events Occurring from 2000 to present
 
 
 
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1890
Apr 16
Gertrude Chandler Warner Young-adult Authors
1897
Nov 07
Armstrong Sperry Young-adult Authors American Artists 1941 Newbery Medal for Call It Courage
1906
May 09
Eleanor Estes Young-adult Authors
1916
Dec 13
Leonard Weisgard Primary Authors 1947 Caldecott Medal for Little Island
1918
May 23
Oliver Butterworth Young-adult Authors
1918
Sept 10
Ozzie Sweet Photography
1924
Aug 28
F. N. Monjo Primary Children's Author
1929
Jan 23
Thomas B. Allen Military Leaders
1929
May 14
George Selden Young-adult Authors
1934
May 26
Ann Schlee Young Adult Authors
1940
Apr 29
Ron Roy Young-adult Author
1942
Apr 25
Stuart J. Murphy Mathematics
1946
Oct 25
Julia Noonan American Artists
1947
May 10
Caroline B. Cooney Young-adult Authors
1952
Mar 22
Karen Lynn Williams Primary Children's Authors
1953
Jan 21
Huck Scarry American Artists
1956
Mar 29
Sucie Stevenson Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1958
Sept 02
Lee Sullivan Hill Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1758
Oct 16
Noah Webster Reference Resources
1851
Nov 06
Charles Henry Dow Journalism Markets & Investments
1908
Feb 25
Will Yolen Journalism
1910
Oct 11
Joseph Alsop Authors
1914
May 17
Stewart Alsop Journalism
1920
May 08
Sloan Wilson Authors
1925
Oct 29
Dominick Dunne Journalism
1928
Sept 20
Donald Hall Poetry
1935
Aug 22
E(dna) Annie Proulx Authors Journalism
1943
May 29
Melvin Dixon African Americans Poetry
1955
Sept 25
Luanne Rice Authors
Classical Composers & Performing Artists
1874
Oct 20
Charles Edward Ives American Composers
1908
May 27
Harold Rome American Composers
1928
Sept 02
Horace Silver American Composers Jazz Notable African Americans
Artists, Architects & Designers
1822
Apr 26
Frederick Law Olmsted Architecture
1949
Oct 02
Annie Leibovitz Photography
Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors
1743
Jan 21
John Fitch Steamboats Inventors and Inventions
1829
Oct 15
Asaph Hall Space & Astronomy Mars
1839
Feb 11
Josiah Willard Gibbs Physics Chemistry
1852
Sept 15
Edward Bouchet Science Education Noted African Americans
1863
Mar 30
Mary Whiton Calkins Psychology
1875
Nov 19
Hiram Bingham Peru Hiram Bingham Archaeology
1897
Feb 10
John Enders Chemistry 1954 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1909
Jan 05
Stephen Cole Kleene Mathematician
1909
May 07
Edwin Land Inventors Inventor of Polaroid Instant Film
1913
Aug 20
Roger W. Sperry The Brain 1981 Nobel Laureate: Medicine & Physiology
Pioneers, Explorers and Astronauts
The Notorious
1741
Jan 14
Benedict Arnold The American Revolution Notorious Americans
Business Leaders
1772
Apr 13
Eli Terry Time
1785
Aug 18
Seth Thomas Business & Economics American Business Leaders
1789
Oct 28
Eliphalet Remington Business & Economics
1837
Apr 17
John Pierpont Morgan Business
1875
May 23
Alfred Sloan American Business Leaders Philanthropy
Political & Social Leaders
1606
Feb 12
John Winthrop Founder of Saybrook, CT (1635) and New London, CT (1646) Founder of Ipswich Massachusetts, 1633
1721
Apr 19
Roger Sherman Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Signer of the Declaration of Independence
1731
Apr 08
William Williams Signer of the Declaration of Independence
1745
Apr 29
Oliver Ellsworth Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court
1800
May 09
John Brown Slavery and Abolition
1803
Sept 03
Prudence Crandall Prudence Crandall Educators of Note Quaker Religion African-American History
1893
Apr 11
Dean Acheson U.S. Government
1903
May 02
Benjamin Spock Child Advocacy
1904
Mar 19
John J Sirica Federal Judge Watergate Affair Richard Nixon Law and Legal Resources
1908
Nov 25
Adam Clayton Powell New York City Political Leaders U.S. Congress Famous African Americans
1934
Feb 27
Ralph Nader Consumer Economics 2000 Presidential Election
Military Leaders
1738
Jan 10
Ethan Allen Vermont The American Revolution
Performing Artists
1909
May 12
Katharine Hepburn Actors Film
1917
Jan 24
Ernest Borgnine Actors Film
1943
May 24
Gary Burghoff Actors M*A*S*H Internet Movie Database
1943
Oct 15
Richard Carpenter Popular Musicians
1947
Jan 21
Jill Eikenberry Actors Television Film
1947
Mar 19
Glenn Close Actors Film
1954
Feb 26
Michael Bolton Popular Musicians
1961
Nov 19
Meg Ryan Actors Film
1977
May 02
Jenna Von Oy Actors
1979
May 28
Jesse Bradford Actors Film
Sports Figures
1859
Apr 07
Walter Camp Father of American Football Football Hall of Fame
1938
May 29
Fay Vincent Commissioner of Baseball
1974
Mar 22
Marcus Camby Basketball Notable African Americans
Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historical Note Who Have Died on This Date
1776
Sept 22
Nathan Hale The American Revolution
1780
Oct 02
John André American Revolution
1843
May 28
Noah Webster Dictionaries
1887
Mar 08
Henry Ward Beecher Religious Leaders
1891
Apr 07
P.T. Barnum American Entertainers History Channel
1948
Feb 03
Laura Wheeling Waring African American Artists Famous African-Americans
1983
Feb 04
Karen Carpenter Popular Musicians
1991
Mar 01
Edwin H Land Physics Inventors Inventor of Polaroid Instant Film
1992
Sept 02
Barbara McClintock Genetics 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1998
Mar 15
Benjamin Spock Medicine Child Advocacy
Historically Notable Events
Historically Notable Events
Historical Events Occurring between 1600 - 1699
1639
Jan 14
Connecticut's First Constitution Is Adopted U.S. History
Historical Events Occurring between 1700 - 1799
1701
Oct 09
Yale University Chartered by Colonial Legislature of Connecticut Education U.S. History
1776
Oct 11
Benedict Arnold Suffers Heavy Losses on Lake Champlain Naval History The American Revolution
1777
Jan 15
Vermont Breaks from Connecticut Vermont U.S. History
1780
Aug 30
Benedict Arnold Secretly Promises to Surrender West Point The American Revolution Notorious Americans American History
1780
Sept 23
Spy John André Captured - Papers Reveal Benedict Arnold as Traitor American Revolution Notorious Americans
1781
Jan 05
British Naval Expedition Led By Benedict Arnold Burns Richmond, Virginia Great Britain Virginia Notorious Americans Revolutionary War
1783
Jan 08
Connecticut First State to Pass Copyright Law Copyright Law & Legal Resources
1787
Aug 22
John Fitch Demonstrates First Successful Steamboat for Delegates of the Constitutional Convention Steamboat Inventors & Inventions Historic First Library of Congress
1788
Jan 09
Connecticut Becomes the 5th State of the United States U.S. History
1791
Aug 26
John Fitch Is Granted a U.S. Patent for the Steamboat Steamboat Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks
1793
Dec 09
Noah Webster Establishes New York's First Daily Newspaper, American Minerva New York Media Journalism
1797
Nov 17
First U.S. Patent for a Clock Is Issued to Eli Terry of Connecticut Time Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Historic Firsts
Historical Events Occurring between 1800 - 1899
1817
Apr 15
First American School for the Deaf Founded in Hartford, CT Deafness Education King County Government, Seattle, WA Historic Firsts
1820
Nov 18
Connecticut Whaler, Nathaniel Palmer, First Person to Spot Land on Antarctica Antarctica World History Historic Firsts
1828
Apr 14
Noah Webster Publishes the First Dictionary of American English Language Dictionaries Historic Firsts
1836
Feb 24
Samuel Colt Receives a Patent for the Six-shooter Revolver `Inventors & Inventions `Patents and Trademarks `Gun Control `Westward Expansion
1836
Mar 05
Samuel Colt Manufactures His First Pistol (.34-caliber model) Inventors and Inventions Gun Control Westward Expansion
1852
Mar 20
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin Is Published Slavery
1856
May 24
John Brown Attacks Pro-slavery Forces in Pottawatomie, KS Kansas Abolition African-American History
1858
Jan 28
John Brown Organizes Raid on Harper's Ferry Arsenel Harper's Ferry
1858
May 08
John Brown Holds Anti-slavery Convention in Canada Slavery
1859
Oct 16
John Brown Leads a Raid on Harpers Ferry Abolition
1859
Dec 02
Abolitionist John Brown Is Hanged for His Raid on Harper's Ferry Harper's Ferry Abolition Death
1859
Dec 16
2 of 5 African-Americans Participants Are Hanged for the Harper's Ferry Raid Abolition Capital Punishment Death
1866
Mar 02
Connecticut Excelsior Needle Company, Begins Making Sewing Machine Needles Inventors & Inventions Business & Economics
1871
Jan 24
Charles Goodyear Patents Machine for Sewing Boots & Shoes Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks
1878
Feb 21
The First Telephone Book Is Issued in New Haven, CT Telephone Historic Firsts
1887
Mar 08
Connecticut's Everett Horton Patents Telescoping Fishing Rod Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions
1888
May 12
Yale's Charles Sherrill Is First to Use the Crouching Start in Track and Field Track and Field Historic Firsts
1898
Aug 29
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Incorporated Automobiles Business & Economics
Historical Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949
1928
Sept 12
Katherine Hepburn Makes Her Stage Debut Stage & Theater
1937
Mar 01
State of Connecticut Issues the First Automobile License Plates Automobiles Historic Firsts
1939
Apr 19
Connecticut Approves Bill of Rights 148 Years Late Bill of Rights
1942
Feb 05
Woman of the Year Opens at Radio City Music Hall New York City Katharine Hepburn Film
1947
Feb 02
Edwin Land Demonstrates Instant Photography to Optical Society of America Photography Inventors and Invention Historic Firsts
1949
Mar 02
The First Automatic Street Light Is Installed In New Milford, CT Automobile Safety Historic Firsts
Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1952
Feb 20
African Queen Opens at Capitol Theater in New York City Katherine Hepburn Humphrey Bogart Film
1968
Apr 14
Barbra Streisand & Katherine Hepburn Share Academy Award for Best Actress Barbra Streisand Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1968
Oct 30
Lion in the Winter Premiers Katherine Hepburn Film
1974
Nov 05
Ella T. Grasso (CT) Is First U.S. Female Governor Elected on Her Own Women Politics & Elections Historic Firsts
1993
Nov 17
Annie Proulx Wins the National Book Award for Shipping News Literature History Channel
Historical Events Occurring from 2000 - Present
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