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5 Fun Facts About November 2 In Delaware History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about November 2 in Delaware history:

1. In 1780, during the American Revolution, Delaware ratified the Articles of Confederation, which served as the first constitution of the United States.

2. In 1860, Delaware held its presidential election, which was won by the Constitutional Union Party candidate John Bell. This was the last time a third-party candidate won a statewide election in Delaware.

3. In 1920, Delaware native and suffragist Helen P. Whaley led the Women's Equality Day celebration in Wilmington, which commemorated the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote.

4. In 1948, Delaware became the first state to adopt a "presidential preference primary" for choosing delegates to political conventions. Previously, candidates for president were selected by state party leaders.

5. In 2010, Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States and former senator from Delaware, returned to his hometown of Wilmington to cast his ballot in the midterm elections. He was greeted by a crowd of supporters and media.
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