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2021 is Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, so throughout we will be taking a look back through our archives from each month and remembering some of the moments that have helped shaped our state.

Notable February events in Connecticut's history with State Historian Walter Woodward 

Stories from the archives

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February 1977: Inside Danbury Prison — This opinion article by Nixon loyalist G. Gordon Liddy, written while he was incarcerated for his role in the Watergate break-in, explains how serving time moderated some of his law-and-order beliefs and reinforced others. 

February 1981: "He’s in Your Corner!” by Sam Platt profiles Connecticut’s favorite consumer advocate, the fondly remembered Mike “Bogey” Boguslawski.

February 1978: "Gotta Dance by Charles Monagan goes inside the (perhaps less fondly remembered) disco craze. 

February 2006: The Jesus Question by Ron Meshberg ­examines the controversy surrounding bible study and religious recruitment in public schools. This article won a first-place award for in-depth reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

These and more articles from Connecticut Magazine's history can be read at connecticutmag.com/archives

(Note: In the February 2021 print edition, the publication year for "Gotta Dance" was incorrectly stated as 1977.)


Cover gallery

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For our February 1983 story on Olympic hopefuls, maybe we should have put rower Carol Bower on the cover — her team took the gold in ’84.

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It's February 1993, and Gov. Lowell Weicker can’t believe he has to contend with another budget deficit. AUGH!

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One of our favorite residents, actor Paul Newman — who along with his wife, Joanne Woodward, lived in Westport for many years — looks fantastic at 75 on the February 2000 cover.


40 Under 40: Class Reunion

This month we present our annual 40 Under 40 feature, and the young entrepreneurs, artists and activists from our state in this year's Class of 2021 is as inspiring as ever.

In was back in 2011 that we began this feature. That's 400 profiles of up-and-comers over the past 10 years, which made us wonder, where are they now? Catch up with a few honorees from yesteryear to find out what they’ve been up to since, where they see themselves going from here and what advice they have for those now starting their climb. 


Notable February events in Connecticut's history with State Historian Walter Woodward 

Today in Connecticut History with Walter Woodward can be heard daily on Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). Subscribe to stories at TodayinCTHistory.com.

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