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5 Fun Facts About June 13 In Delaware History

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1. In 1683, the first General Assembly of the Delaware colony was held in New Castle. This marks the beginning of Delaware's legislative history.

2. On June 13, 1777, the British army led by General William Howe landed on the Elk River in Maryland, beginning the campaign that would lead to the Battle of Brandywine in Delaware.

3. Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution on June 13, 1787. This is why Delaware is known as "The First State".

4. In 1917, the DuPont Company opened its first nylon production facility in Seaford, Delaware. Nylon would go on to become an important synthetic material in many industries.

5. On June 13, 1971, the first annual Crazy Days festival was held in Bethany Beach, Delaware. This event has become a beloved tradition, featuring live music, food, and a street fair.
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