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5 Fun Facts About December 4 In Delaware History

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1. Delaware Ratifies the U.S. Constitution
On December 4, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, making it an official document.

2. John Dickinson was Born
John Dickinson, a Founding Father of the United States and one of the drafters of the U.S. Constitution, was born in Delaware on December 4, 1732.

3. DuPont Company was Incorporated
On December 4, 1802, the DuPont Company was incorporated in Delaware, becoming one of the largest and most prominent chemical companies in the world.

4. The Delaware River & Bay Authority was Established
On December 4, 1962, the Delaware River & Bay Authority was established, providing transportation and infrastructure services throughout the Delaware Valley.

5. Helen Thomas was Honored
On December 4, 2000, Helen Thomas, a pioneer in journalism and the first female member of the White House Press Corps, was honored with the Delaware Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Thomas was born in Winchester, Kentucky but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware.
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