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Flags To Fly At Half Staff For Lincoln Remembrance

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Governor Malloy has ordered U.S and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, April 15.

04/15/2015

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‘First In Flight’ Disagreement Continues At Ohio Statehouse

A resolution moving through the Ohio Statehouse challenges Connecticut’s insistence that one of its aviators beat the Wright brothers to the first successful airplane flight by two years.

03/17/2015

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Boston Time Capsule Dating To 1795 Included Coins, Newspapers

The capsule was embedded in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse when construction began in 1795.

01/06/2015

Tom Leahy, who portrays Seaman Wood aboard the Mayflower II, looks out across Plymouth Harbor November 25, 2003 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Mayflower II is a replica of the ship that carried the pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620.  (Photo by Michael Springer/Getty Images)

Replica Of Mayflower To Be Restored In Mystic

The 57-year-old Mayflower II, which is owned by Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is set to depart for Mystic in the next few days. The ship is expected to return to Plymouth in May for the summer tourist season.

12/05/2014

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Social Studies Teacher Shows Sexually Explicit Video To Sixth-Grade Class

A history lesson turned sexual after a Hartland School teacher showed his sixth-grade class a YouTube video containing sexual content.

11/15/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Uss Constitution, "Old Ironsides" (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

White Oaks Harvested For “Old Ironsides” Repairs

Nearly three dozen white oak trees have been harvested in Indiana in preparation of planned repairs to the Boston-based U.S.S. Constitution.

03/05/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

Abraham Lincoln, (1809 - 1865), the 16th President of the United States of America.   (Photo by Alexander Gardner/Getty Images)

Connecticut History Buff Tells Abe Lincoln’s Story Piece By Piece

“Lincoln ‘by littles,'” is a collection of short essays that tell the story of Lincoln’s life.

09/29/2013

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Familiarize With Founders: Important Places To The People Who Built Connecticut

Connecticut, the fifth State in the United States of America and one of the first 13 colonies represented in the stripes on the American flag, was founded by Reverend Thomas Hooker. Check out these spots to get an all-encompassing dose of Connecticut’s founding.

08/13/2012

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