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Hartford, CT

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.hartford.gov/

Population:
121578 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1636

County:
Hartford County

Founded 1636 as Newtown, name changed the following year to Hartford.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Times

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Capital Community College
1967
University of Hartford
1877
Hartford Seminary
1833
Trinity College Hartford
1823

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art
1842

OPERA

OperaFounded
Connecticut Opera
1942

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Travelers Property Casualty
2002
Murtha Cullina
1937
United Technologies
1929
Day, Berry & Howard
1919
Travelers Corporation
1864
Phoenix Companies
1851
Aetna
1850
Hartford Financial
1810
Conning & Company
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lucine Amara
Singer
1-Mar-1924   Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Ed Begley, Sr.
Actor
25-Mar-1901 28-Apr-1970 Juror #10 in 12 Angry Men
David M. Borden
Judge
4-Aug-1937   Justice, CT Supreme Court, 1990-2007
L. Paul Bremer
Government
30-Sep-1941   Director of the Iraq Provisional Authority
Brooke Burke
TV Personality
8-Sep-1971   Co-Host, Dancing with the Stars
Katherine Cannon
Actor
6-Sep-1953   Mae Woodward on Father Murphy
Frederic Edwin Church
Painter
4-May-1826 7-Apr-1900 American landscape painter
Sanford Cloud, Jr.
Business
27-Nov-1944   President of NCCJ, 1994-2004
Larry Collins
Author
14-Sep-1929 20-Jun-2005 Is Paris Burning?
Suzanne Collins
Novelist
11-Aug-1962   The Hunger Games
Samuel Colt
Inventor
19-Jul-1814 10-Jan-1862 Invented the revolver
Ben Cooper
Actor
30-Sep-1933   The Last Command
William R. Cotter
Politician
18-Jul-1926 8-Sep-1981 Congressman from Connecticut, 1971-81
James DeBello
Actor
9-Jun-1980   Cabin Fever
Jenna Dewan
Actor
3-Dec-1980   Tamara
Dominick Dunne
Novelist
29-Oct-1925 26-Aug-2009 High society novelist, true crime writer
John Gregory Dunne
Novelist
25-May-1932 30-Dec-2003 True Confessions
Thomas O. Enders
Diplomat
28-Nov-1932 17-Mar-1996 US Ambassador to Canada, Spain
Linda Evans
Actor
18-Nov-1942   Dynasty
Frank Fenton
Actor
9-Apr-1906 24-Jul-1957 Isle of Forgotten Sins
John Fiske
Historian
30-Mar-1842 4-Jul-1901 Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy
Will Friedle
Actor
11-Aug-1976   Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World
William Gillette
Actor
24-Jul-1853 29-Apr-1937 Portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Activist
3-Jul-1860 17-Aug-1935 Women and Economics
Thomas Ian Griffith
Actor
18-Mar-1962   Hollow Point
Peter W. Hall
Judge
9-Nov-1948   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Katharine Hepburn
Actor
12-May-1907 29-Jun-2003 The Philadelphia Story
Katharine Houghton
Actor
10-Mar-1945   Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Jane Kean
Actor
10-Apr-1924   Trixie Norton on The Jackie Gleason Show
Barbara Kennelly
Politician
10-Jul-1936   Congresswoman from Connecticut, 1982-99
Robert Kent
Actor
3-Dec-1908 4-May-1955 The Phantom Creeps
Elyse Knox
Actor
14-Dec-1917 16-Feb-2012 The Mummy's Tomb
Eriq La Salle
Actor
23-Jul-1962   ER
John Larson
Politician
22-Jul-1948   Congressman, Connecticut 1st
Eric Mangini
Football
19-Jan-1971   Head Coach, Cleveland Browns
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Mark McGrath
Musician
15-Mar-1968   Frontman for Sugar Ray
Jay McInerney
Novelist
13-Jan-1955   Bright Lights, Big City
Stephanie McMahon
Wrestling
24-Sep-1976   VP Creative Writing of WWE
Gary Merrill
Actor
2-Aug-1915 5-Mar-1990 All About Eve
Stephenie Meyer
Novelist
24-Dec-1973   Author of Twilight series
J. Pierpont Morgan
Business
17-Apr-1837 31-Mar-1913 Railroad financier, J. P. Morgan & Co.
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Actor
3-Nov-1959 6-Dec-1988 Dallas
David Naughton
Actor
13-Feb-1951   An American Werewolf in London
Louis Nye
Actor
1-May-1913 9-Oct-2005 Sonny Drysdale on Beverly Hillbillies
William A. O'Neill
Politician
11-Aug-1930 24-Nov-2007 Governor of Connecticut, 1980-91
Michael O'Shea
Actor
17-Mar-1906 4-Dec-1973 It's a Great Life
Frederick Law Olmsted
Architect
26-Apr-1822 28-Aug-1903 Designed New York's Central Park
Richard N. Palmer
Judge
27-May-1950   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Harold Rome
Composer
27-May-1908 26-Oct-1993 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Barry R. Schaller
Judge
23-Nov-1938   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Roger W. Sperry
Scientist
20-Aug-1913 17-Apr-1994 "Split brain" hemispheric neurophysiology
Raymond St. Jacques
Actor
1-Mar-1930 27-Aug-1990 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Tom Tryon
Novelist
14-Jan-1926 4-Sep-1991 The Other
Diane Venora
Actor
10-Aug-1952   Bird
Seth P. Waxman
Government
28-Nov-1951   US Solicitor General, 1997-2001
Edward Bennett Williams
Attorney
31-May-1920 13-Aug-1988 Washington Superlawyer

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Horace Bushnell
Religion
14-Apr-1802 17-Feb-1876 Nature and the Supernatural
Samuel Colt
Inventor
19-Jul-1814 10-Jan-1862 Invented the revolver
King Donovan
Actor
25-Jan-1918 30-Jun-1987 Character actor husband of Imogene Coca
Horton Foote
Playwright
14-Mar-1916 4-Mar-2009 To Kill a Mockingbird
William Gillette
Actor
24-Jul-1853 29-Apr-1937 Portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage
Ella T. Grasso
Politician
10-May-1919 5-Feb-1981 First woman elected governor of Connecticut
Harry J. Gray
Business
18-Nov-1919 8-Jul-2009 CEO of United Technologies, 1972-86
Thomas Hooker
Religion
7-Jul-1586 7-Jul-1647 American colonial Puritan leader
Everett J. Lake
Politician
8-Feb-1871 16-Sep-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1921-23
George L. Lilley
Politician
3-Aug-1859 21-Apr-1909 Governor of Connecticut, 1909
James L. McConaughy
Politician
21-Oct-1887 7-Mar-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1947-48
Joseph Morgan
Business
4-Jan-1780 23-Jul-1847 Patriarch of the Morgan family of millionaires
Junius Spencer Morgan
Business
14-Apr-1813 8-Apr-1890 J. S. Morgan and Company
Francis A. Pratt
Business
15-Feb-1827 10-Feb-1902 Co-Founder of Pratt & Whitney
Henry Roberts
Politician
22-Jun-1853 1-May-1929 Governor of Connecticut, 1905-07
Wallace Stevens
Poet
2-Oct-1879 2-Aug-1955 Harmonium
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Novelist
14-Jun-1811 1-Jul-1896 Uncle Tom's Cabin
John H. Trumbull
Politician
4-Mar-1873 21-May-1961 Governor of Connecticut, 1925-31
Charles Dudley Warner
Author
12-Sep-1829 20-Oct-1900 Harper's editorialist
Henry Clay Work
Composer
1-Oct-1832 8-Jun-1884 Marching Through Georgia



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