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5 Fun Facts About October 22 In Delaware History

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1. In 1765, Delaware's Stamp Act Congress was held in New Castle, where representatives from all thirteen colonies gathered to protest the British Parliament's attempts to tax them without their consent.

2. On October 22, 1815, the Delaware House of Representatives voted to approve an amendment to the state constitution that required voters to own property in order to vote, effectively disenfranchising a large portion of the population.

3. On this day in 1883, the Masonic Temple in Wilmington was dedicated, becoming the largest, most ornate fraternal building in the state at the time.

4. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy visited Delaware to attend a campaign rally for incumbent Democratic Governor Elbert N. Carvel, who was seeking reelection against Republican challenger Pierre S. du Pont IV.

5. On October 22, 1979, Hurricane David made landfall near Wilmington, causing extensive flooding and damage throughout the state, particularly in the coastal areas. The storm caused five fatalities and left thousands of residents without power for several days.
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