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5 Fun Facts About July 13 In Delaware History

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1. On July 13, 1787, the Delaware Constitution was adopted, making Delaware the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.

2. In 1863, during the Civil War, Confederate soldiers attempted to capture Wilmington, Delaware, but were repelled by Union troops during the Battle of Fort Wagner.

3. On July 13, 1903, the DuPont Company founded the city of Carneys Point, New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Wilmington, as a site for its smokeless powder production facilities.

4. Delaware native and former Vice President Joe Biden celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, on July 13, 2017.

5. In 2020, July 13 marked the first day that Delaware restaurants could reopen for indoor dining following COVID-19 shutdowns, albeit with capacity and social distancing restrictions in place.
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