FDR becomes the first president to fly while in office, Joltin' Joe and Marilyn Monroe elope, Bogie dies, and the Miami Dolphins cap off a perfect season, all on this day.
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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