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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In Delaware History

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1. On November 10, 1674, the Dutch governor of Delaware, Anthony Colve, surrendered to the English, marking the end of Dutch colonial rule in the region. This event paved the way for the eventual establishment of Delaware as a British colony.

2. In 1864, during the Civil War, Union troops under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman captured the city of Milledgeville, Georgia. Delaware soldiers played a significant role in this campaign, with the 4th Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment taking part in the Battle of Griswoldville just days before the fall of Milledgeville.

3. On November 10, 1980, the USS Vulcan, a repair ship of the US Navy, was decommissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The ship had served in several major conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

4. Delaware's first female governor, Ruth Ann Minner, was inaugurated on November 10, 2001. Minner served as Delaware's governor from 2001 to 2009, and was known for her dedication to education and environmental issues.

5. On November 10, 2017, Delaware's first "sober living" community was opened in Wilmington. The community, called the Dorcas Ministries Recovery House, provides a supportive and sober living environment for women who are in recovery from addiction.
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