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5 Fun Facts About November 24 In Delaware History

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1. In 1784, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States.
2. On November 24, 1818, Democratic politician and former governor of Delaware William Tharp was born in Seaford, Delaware.
3. In 1847, the Delaware State Board of Health was established on November 24 to oversee public health concerns in the state.
4. The University of Delaware was founded on November 24, 1833, as the Newark College. The school was located in Newark and had fewer than 10 students.
5. On November 24, 1950, the Delaware River and Bay Authority was officially created by an act of Congress. The organization is responsible for maintaining transportation facilities across the Delaware River and Bay, including the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
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