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5 Fun Facts About March 18 In Delaware History

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Here are five interesting facts about March 18th in Delaware history:

1. In 1681, the first land deed in Delaware was granted to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.

2. On March 18th, 1778, the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington left Valley Forge and began their march towards New York City to confront the British during the American Revolution.

3. In 1865, the state of Delaware abolished slavery, becoming one of the last states to do so.

4. On March 18th, 1922, the first radio broadcast in Delaware was made from the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington.

5. In 1938, the Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball team was formed, becoming a popular sports team in Delaware.
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