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Hartford - Historical Events
Date Event
1639-01-14

1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow

1647-05-26

Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.

1817-04-15

1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)

1817-04-17

1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)

1844-12-11

1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct

1863-06-17

Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer)

1867-02-14

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy

1876-02-02

Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis

1876-07-15

Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford

1942-06-06

1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)

1944-07-06

170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn

1944-07-09

World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)

1957-09-23

WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting

1959-01-24

WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting

1962-10-01

WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969-06-05

Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut

1970-07-29

6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct

1978-01-18

Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)

1979-10-09

Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn

1981-03-05

Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)

1981-03-05

Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS)

1981-03-05

Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

1981-03-06

Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann

1982-12-03

1st NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4

1983-01-15

Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard

1983-09-12

Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million

1984-02-16

NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5

1986-02-04

38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford

1988-02-20

Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0

1990-09-02

Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF

1996-05-06

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM

1997-04-13

Hartford Whalers last NHL game

1997-05-06

NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes

1997-07-27

Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)

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Hartford - Notable Birthdays

Noah WebsterOct 16, 1758

Samuel ColtJul 19, 1814

Frederick Law OlmstedApr 26, 1822

Stephenie MeyerDec 24, 1973

Hartford - Birthdays
Date Event
1758-10-16

Noah Webster, West Hartford, Connecticut, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), (d. 1843)

1814-07-19

Samuel Colt, Hartford Connecticut, US inventor/industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), (d. 1862)

1822-04-26

Frederick Law Olmsted, Hartford, Connecticut, writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park)

1837-04-17

J. P. Morgan, Hartford, Connecticut, American banker/CEO (US Steel Corporation)

1839-03-10

Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer

1873-01-11

David Hartford, Back to God's Country

1888-07-29

Niles Welch, Hartford CT, actor (Cornered)

1900-08-18

Walter O'Keefe, Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)

1901-03-25

Ed Begley, Hartford Ct, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry)

1906-03-17

Michael O'Shea, Hartford Ct, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life)

1907-05-12

Katharine Hepburn, Hartford CT, actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond)

1909-01-24

Ann Todd, Hartford England, actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)

1911-04-18

George Huntington Hartford II, NYC, heir (A&P)

1911-04-18

Huntington Hartford, Thunderball

1915-05-29

Igor Buketoff, Hartford Conn, conductor (Iceland Symph 1964-65)

1915-08-02

Gary Merrill, Hartford, Connecticut, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve)

1917-07-09

Ted Steele, Hartford Ct, orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars)

1917-12-14

Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold)

1920-01-06

Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)

1920-02-04

John Hartford Worlock, Roman Catholic Bishop of Liverpool

1920-08-03

Maria Karnilova, Hartford Ct, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible)

1922-04-26

Mike Kellin, Hartford Ct, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)

1923-07-23

Robert Hartford-Davis, Black Gunn

1925-07-16

Phillip Pine, Hartford Ct, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground)

1926-01-14

Tom Tryon, Hartford CT, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)

1927-05-30

Clint Walker, Hartford Ill, actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen)

1928-04-21

Dee Hartford, The Bewitchin' Pool

1930-04-10

Eden Hartford, Invisible Invaders

1930-09-30

Ben Cooper, Hartford CT, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders)

1931-05-28

Stephen Birmingham, Hartford, author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich)

1931-08-30

Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT)

1937-12-30

John Hartford, NYC, country singer (Gentle on My Mind)

1937-12-30

John Hartford, Beautiful Thing

1939-02-10

Barbara Kolb, Hartford Ct, composer (Trobar Jus)

1941-02-17

Gene Pitney, Hartford Ct, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity)

1942-11-18

Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)

1944-01-31

Fiona Hartford, The Queen & the Welshman

1944-09-03

Sherwood C "Woody" Spring, Hartford Ct, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B)

1945-03-10

Katharine Houghton, Hartford, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)

1951-02-13

David Naughton, Hartford Ct, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations)

1952-04-23

Terry Moor, Hartford Conn, tennis star

1952-06-04

Carlene Watkins, Hartford CT, actress (Tough Enough)

1952-06-04

Catherine Watkins, Hartford Ct, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary)

1953-09-06

Katherine Cannon, Hartford Ct, actress (Father Murphy, Survivors)

1957-03-31

Mary Cadorette, East Hartford Ct, actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd)

1958-10-15

Jayne Modean, Hartford Ct, actress (Nurse Hooter-Trauma Center)

1959-03-29

Brad McCrimmon, Dodsland, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1959-11-03

Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hartford Conn, actor (Dallas, Glitter)

1962-07-23

Eriq La Salle, Hartford CT, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER)

1963-10-28

Kevin Dineen, Quebec City, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

1965-04-06

Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1965-07-05

Lucy Han, Hartford, Conn, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994)

1965-12-14

Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford Ct, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1966-01-25

Paul Ranheim, St Louis, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)

1966-04-30

Jeff Brown, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1967-01-29

Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)

1967-02-27

Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

1967-08-17

Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

1967-09-26

Craig Janney, Hartford, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)

1967-10-25

Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

1967-11-23

Brian Glynn, Iserlohn Ger, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1968-05-19

Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

1968-07-04

Juliet Hartford, Born Rich

1968-07-08

Glen Featherstone, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1968-10-02

Glen Wesley, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1969-01-15

Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

1969-07-23

Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

1970-02-03

Jason Muzzatti, Toronto, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)

1971-05-26

Steven Rice, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

1972-02-01

Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)

1973-03-25

Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

1973-12-24

Stephenie Meyer, Hartford, Connecticut, Author (Twilight)

1976-02-23

Jeff O'Neill, Richmond Hill, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

1976-07-30

Bethany Hartford, Epiphany

1976-08-11

Will Friedle, Hartford Ct, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love)

Hartford - Notable Weddings

Groucho MarxJul 17, 1954

Vidal SassoonNov 6, 1983

Hartford - Weddings
Date Event
1939-04-22

Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (29) weds Huntington Hartford's former wife Mary Lee Hartford

1954-07-17

Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

1983-11-06

Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

Hartford - Deaths
Date Event
1932-10-30

David Hartford, Back to God's Country

1983-12-15

Eden Hartford, Invisible Invaders

1990-09-06

T Issan Dorsey, founder (Hartford St Zen Center SF), dies

1996-02-08

John Hartford Worlock, RC Bishop (Liverpool), dies at 76

2001-06-04

John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)

2001-06-04

John Hartford, Beautiful Thing

2008-05-19

Huntington Hartford, Thunderball


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