Connecticut Historical Timeline

Events

Colony officially chartered

1662

Revolutionary war begins

1775

Connecticut becomes fifth state

1788

First railroad in service in Connecticut

1837

Hartford becomes states only capitol

1875

United States submarine base established at Groton

1917

Present state constitution is adopted

1965

Dinosaur tracks found at Rocky Hill

1966

Ella Grasso elected governor

1974

Major road-building program began

1983

State's first income tax is passed

1991