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5 Fun Facts About August 8 In Delaware History

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1. In 1664, Delaware became a British colony when it was annexed by English forces in the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

2. On August 8, 1781, during the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Eutaw Springs took place in South Carolina. Delaware troops were heavily involved in the battle, with Col. David Hall leading a regiment of 400 men.

3. In 1861, on August 8th, Delaware Governor William H. H. Ross issued a proclamation declaring the state's position of neutrality in the Civil War. Delaware ultimately remained a border state throughout the war, with some citizens supporting the Union and others the Confederacy.

4. August 8th, 1974, was a historic day in Delaware as it marked the resignation of President Richard Nixon following the Watergate scandal. Delaware Senator Joe Biden, who would later become the 47th Vice President of the United States, played a key role in the Senate's investigation of the scandal.

5. On August 8, 1989, the Delaware Memorial Bridge celebrated its 38th anniversary by opening a new plaza and toll booth. The bridge, which connects Delaware to New Jersey, is one of the largest twin suspension bridges in the world and spans nearly two miles across the Delaware River.
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