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Dribbling, as a technique of the game of basketball, was developed at the New Britain YMCA.

The Seal of the City of New Britain was adopted. The motto, in Latin, reads “Industry fills the hives and enjoys the honey.” It was designed by Elihu Burritt who began as a blacksmith and going forward to learn over 50 languages and becoming an author and famous public speaker.
The wire coat hanger was invented by local resident, O. A. North in 1869

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 New Britain 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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