On this day: January 14

Published: Jan 11 2013 02:12:46 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 14 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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OTD January 14 - Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
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1639: The "Fundamental Orders," the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted by the Connecticut Colony council. The orders, which describe the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers, earned Connecticut its nickname of The Constitution State.

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