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  1. Danbury was named for the settlers that migrated from the city of Danbury Essex England.
  2. The hat industry begins to take hold in Danbury in the year 1780 and becomes “The Hat City” and, later, “The Hatting Capital of the World” in the early 20th century.
  3. In 1899, a group of concerned individuals calling themselves, “Citizens of Danbury,” petitioned for a law enforcement presence to stop the sale of booze and bawdy shows.
  4. Parts of the films Strangers on a Train, Rachel, Rachel and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 were filmed in Danbury.
  5. Peter Buck, an American physicist, restaurateur, philanthropist, and co-founder of the Subway fast food restaurant chain, is a resident of Danbury.

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