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5 Fun Facts About July 29 In Delaware History

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1. On July 29, 1952, Delaware's first television station, WDEL-TV, began airing. The station was owned by the Wilmington News Journal and broadcasted on Channel 7.

2. In 1863, on July 29, the American Civil War battle of Winchester began in Virginia. Although this battle did not take place in Delaware, many Delaware soldiers fought in it.

3. On July 29, 1682, William Penn arrived in New Castle, Delaware. He was greeted by Dutch and Swedish settlers who had been living in the area, and he signed a treaty with the local Native American tribes.

4. In 1829, on July 29, the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company was incorporated by the state of New Jersey. This canal connected the Delaware River with the Raritan River and helped to increase trade and transportation in the area.

5. On July 29, 2005, Hurricane Emily caused power outages and flooding in parts of Delaware. While the state did not experience significant damage from the hurricane, it served as a reminder of the importance of emergency preparedness during hurricane season.
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