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5 Fun Facts About February 7 In Delaware History

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1. On February 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, making it a crucial player in the birth of the nation.

2. In 1871, the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse was first illuminated on February 7th, serving as a navigational aid for ships traveling through the Delaware Bay.

3. On February 7, 1942, the S.S. Caribsea was torpedoed off the coast of Delaware during World War II, leading to the loss of 89 lives.

4. In 1963, Delaware formally incorporated the University of Delaware, which had been established over a century earlier in Newark.

5. Delaware saw a major snowstorm on February 7-8, 2010, with over two feet of snow accumulating in some areas and causing widespread power outages and transportation disruptions.
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