On This Day in Connecticut History
For such a small state, Connecticut has an incredibly interesting and robust history. Through 365 concise topical essays, "On This Day in Connecticut History" tells a unique and significant story from Connecticut’s past that occurred on every day of the calendar year.
For example, on January 21, 1954, the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton launched the world’s first nuclear submarine. It later became the first vessel ever to travel under the North Pole. After a UConn Huskies basketball game on January 18, 1978, the roof of the Hartford Civic Center collapsed. On May 5, 1809, Mary Kies of South Killingly became the first woman in the United States to be granted a patent. On December 4, 1891, East Thompson became the site of the only four-train collision in U.S. history. A man walking through the swamps of Wallingford uncovered the remains of the "shoe box murder" on August 8, 1886.
All of these stories and hundreds more are available in this unique look at Connecticut (and American) history.
About Gregg Mangan (Fairfield County, Connecticut Author)
Gregg Mangan currently works at the Connecticut Humanities Council at Wesleyan University as the manager of the digital humanities department. Prior to his work at Connecticut Humanities, he spent seven years as a freelance historian, writer, and editor contracted to provide services to individuals, commercial businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He also served as an intern at the Connecticut Department of Culture & Tourism (now the Department of Economic and Community Development).
He holds a PhD in public history from Arizona State University. While at Arizona State, he also completed a graduate program in scholarly publishing. Prior to that, he earned an MA in public history from Central Connecticut State University and a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Mangan is the author of the book "On This Day in Connecticut History" and has contributed numerous articles to books, journals, and magazines. You can find out more at www.greggmangan.com.