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5 Fun Facts About November 18 In Delaware History

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1. On November 18, 1905, the first Delaware State Fair was held in Harrington. It featured livestock exhibits, carnival rides, and live entertainment. Today, the Delaware State Fair is still held annually and is the largest agricultural fair in the state.

2. In 1924, on November 18, Delaware's first toll bridge, the Senator T. Coleman du Pont Bridge, opened. The bridge spans the Delaware River and connects Delaware and New Jersey. Initially, the toll was only 25 cents, but today it costs $5 to cross.

3. On November 18, 1988, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, a suspension bridge that connects Delaware and New Jersey, was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It was opened in 1951 and is still one of the busiest toll bridges in the United States.

4. In 2003, on November 18, Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner was inaugurated and became the first woman to hold the position. During her tenure, she focused on improving healthcare, education, and the economy.

5. November 18, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the Fireball ride accident at the now-closed Blue Hen Amusement Park in Wilmington. The tragic accident claimed the lives of three men and injured several others. The incident led to increased safety regulations for carnival rides in the state and across the country.
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