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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In Delaware History

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1. On November 26, 1789, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, marking a significant moment in American history.

2. The first recorded Thanksgiving Day Parade in Wilmington, Delaware took place on November 26, 1896. This tradition continues to this day, with the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade being a beloved event in the state.

3. On November 26, 1964, a large explosion occurred at the Dupont Powder Mill near Wilmington, killing several workers and injuring many others. The blast was so powerful that it was heard 15 miles away.

4. The University of Delaware's football team won its first NCAA Division II National Championship on November 26, 1979, beating Youngstown State 38-21 in the title game.

5. On November 26, 2013, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, becoming the 11th state in the country to do so. This was a significant moment in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.
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