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5 Fun Facts About November 9 In Delaware History

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1. In 1804, Nathaniel Mitchell was elected as the first Governor of Delaware who was not a Federalist, signaling the beginning of a two-party system in the state.

2. On November 9, 1872, Delaware became the last state in the United States to abolish public whippings as a form of punishment.

3. In 1909, renowned aviator Glenn Curtiss made the first airplane flight over the state of Delaware, flying from Garden City, New York to Baltimore, Maryland, with a refueling stop in Dover.

4. On November 9, 1965, the Southeast Expressway was opened, connecting Wilmington to New Castle and ultimately to Philadelphia, improving transportation and commerce in the region.

5. In 2010, Chris Coons was elected as the 44th Senator from Delaware, succeeding Vice President Joe Biden in the position. Coons has since been re-elected twice and remains in office today.
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