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5 Fun Facts About February 12 In Delaware History

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1. In 1801, Delaware's first post office was established in Wilmington on February 12th.

2. In 1835, Delaware became the first state to abolish slavery by revising its state constitution on February 12th.

3. Delaware's first governor, John McKinly, was born on February 12th, 1721.

4. In 1865, Delaware abolished the death penalty, making it the first state to do so since Michigan in 1846. This decision was made on February 12th.

5. On February 12th, 1907, the DuPont Company purchased the land on which it would later build the DuPont Building in Wilmington, which remains an iconic landmark today.
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