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5 Fun Facts About January 25 In Delaware History

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1. On January 25, 1936, the Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball team was officially founded. The team has since become a beloved fixture in the Delaware community, with a long history of successful seasons.

2. In 1787, the Delaware General Assembly held its first meeting in New Castle on January 25. This meeting was particularly significant because it was during this assembly that Delaware became the first state to ratify the US Constitution.

3. On January 25, 1958, the first recorded snowfall of over 10 inches occurred in Delaware. This storm caused widespread transportation disruptions and closures throughout the state, and remains one of the most significant snowstorms in Delaware history.

4. In 1919, the Delaware College for Colored Students (now known as Delaware State University) was established on January 25. This historically black university has since become one of the largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in Delaware.

5. On January 25, 1920, the use and sale of alcohol was officially prohibited in Delaware, as the state became one of the first to enact Prohibition. This law remained in effect until the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.
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