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5 Fun Facts About June 25 In Delaware History

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1. In 1689, Delaware's first recorded birth certificate was issued on June 25 for a baby girl named Mary Adams.

2. On June 25, 1776, Caesar Rodney, a delegate from Delaware, rode through a thunderstorm to Philadelphia to cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence.

3. The Wilmington and Western Railroad, which operated from 1872 to 1970, began running passenger trains on June 25, 1874.

4. On June 25, 1937, the DuPont Company began production of nylon at its plant in Seaford, Delaware.

5. Delaware State University was founded on June 25, 1891, as the State College for Colored Students, becoming the state's only historically black university.
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