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1944, July 6
The Hartford Circus Fire
A fire began during the performance of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus on this date. 167 people died because of the fire. See pictures and more information at this site
1814, December 15
The Hartford Convention convened here to talk about possible secession from the United States.
1909, April 12
The Connecticut River reached a flood stage of 24.5 feet above the low water mark which flooded the city, creating great damage to most structures in the town.
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Hartford and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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