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Danbury, CT

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.danbury-ct.gov/

Population:
74848 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1687 (named)

County:
Fairfield County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Wooster School
1926
Western Connecticut State University
1903

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Ethan Allen Interiors
1932
Praxair
1907

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jonathan Brandis
Actor
13-Apr-1976 12-Nov-2003 Lucas Wolenczak on SeaQuest
Charles Ives
Composer
20-Oct-1874 19-May-1954 Third Symphony (The Camp Meeting)
William R. Ratchford
Politician
24-May-1934 2-Jan-2011 Congressman from Connecticut, 1979-85
Neil Rudenstine
Educator
21-Jan-1935   President of Harvard, 1991-2001
Frederick Vreeland
Diplomat
24-Jun-1927   US Ambassador to Morocco, 1992-93

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wesley Addy
Actor
4-Aug-1913 31-Dec-1996 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Rachel Crothers
Playwright
12-Dec-1878 5-Jul-1958 When Ladies Meet
Jessie Royce Landis
Actor
25-Nov-1896 2-Nov-1972 North by Northwest
Rose Wilder Lane
Author
5-Dec-1886 30-Oct-1968 The Discovery of Freedom
Laura Nyro
Songwriter
18-Oct-1947 8-Apr-1997 New York songwriter
Anne Parrish
Novelist
12-Nov-1888 5-Sep-1957 Loads of Love
Karl Schnabel
Pianist
6-Aug-1909 27-Aug-2001 Modern Technique of the Pedal
Maurice Sendak
Author
10-Jun-1928 8-May-2012 Where The Wild Things Are
Rex Stout
Novelist
1-Dec-1886 27-Oct-1975 Nero Wolf novels
Sada Thompson
Actor
27-Sep-1929 4-May-2011 Kate Lawrence on Family
John Toland
Historian
29-Jun-1912 4-Jan-2004 The Rising Sun
Mary Travers
Singer
9-Nov-1936 16-Sep-2009 The Mary in Peter, Paul, and Mary
Henry A. Wallace
Politician
7-Oct-1888 18-Nov-1965 US Vice President, 1941-45



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