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History of Delaware, USA

Journey back in time to Delaware, USA

Visit Delaware, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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Delaware is the only state without any National Park System units such as national parks, seashores, historic sites, battlefields, memorials, and monuments.

Today about 500 descendants of the original Nanticoke Indians reside in Delaware. They celebrate their heritage each September with the Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow.

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  • 1631 - Eleven years after the landing of the English pilgrims the first white settlement was made on Delaware soil.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ delaware.html

  • 1638 - New Sweden was founded as a colony and is recognized as the first permanent colony on Delaware soil. .

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ delaware.html

  • 1777 - The United States flag was reportedly first flown in the Battle of Cooch's Bridge in Delaware on Sept. 3, 1777.

    www.ereferencedesk.com resources/ state-facts/ delaware.html

  • 1787 - Delaware ratified U. S. Constitution; became nation's first state

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  • 1829 - Delaware Canal opened; state legislature established public education system

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  • 1861 - January 3 – American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the Union.

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    January 3, 1861

  • January 17, 1893 - The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record.

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  • 1895 - Delaware
    Delaware, one of the Middle Atlantic states, in area the smallest state in the Union except Rhode Island, is bounded N. by Pennsylvania, E. by Delawar...Read MORE...


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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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    Court House, Wilmington, Del.
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  • 1907 - (Delaware) State licensed first automobile; Emily Bissell introduced Christmas Seal

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    Residence Hall. Women's College. University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware.
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    Elizabeth W. Murphy School, Inc., Dover, Del.

    "Mr. Sanford Sayre Murphey founded The Elizabeth W. Murphey School in memory of his mother in 1922. Mr. Murphey left Dover in early life and settled in Colorado where he became a wealthy and... Read MORE...

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  • 1939 - DuPont opened nylon plant in Seaford; exhibited nylon stockings at World Fairs in San Francisco, New York

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ detimeln.htm

  • 1951 - First span of Delaware Bridge opened between Delaware and New Jersey

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Court House, Wilmington, Del.
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Residence Hall. Women's College. University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware.
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Elizabeth W. Murphy School, Inc., Dover, Del.

"Mr. Sanford Sayre Murphey founded The Elizabeth W. Murphey School in memory of his mother in 1922. Mr. Murphey left Dover in early life and settled in Colorado where he became a wealthy and... Read MORE...

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  • 1631 - Eleven years after the landing of the English pilgrims the first white settlement was made on Delaware soil.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ delaware.html
  • 1638 - New Sweden was founded as a colony and is recognized as the first permanent colony on Delaware soil. .

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ delaware.html
  • 1777 - The United States flag was reportedly first flown in the Battle of Cooch's Bridge in Delaware on Sept. 3, 1777.

    www.ereferencedesk.com resources/ state-facts/ delaware.html
  • 1787 - Delaware ratified U. S. Constitution; became nation's first state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ detimeln.htm
  • 1829 - Delaware Canal opened; state legislature established public education system

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ detimeln.htm
  • 1861 - January 3 – American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the Union.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 3, 1861
  • January 17, 1893 - The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Delaware
    Delaware, one of the Middle Atlantic states, in area the smallest state in the Union except Rhode Island, is bounded N. by Pennsylvania, E. by... Read MORE...

  • 1907 - (Delaware) State licensed first automobile; Emily Bissell introduced Christmas Seal

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ detimeln.htm
  • 1939 - DuPont opened nylon plant in Seaford; exhibited nylon stockings at World Fairs in San Francisco, New York

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ detimeln.htm
  • 1951 - First span of Delaware Bridge opened between Delaware and New Jersey

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ detimeln.htm

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