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5 Fun Facts About October 24 In Delaware History

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1. In 1682, William Penn arrived at New Castle, Delaware, marking the beginning of his colonization of Pennsylvania.
2. On October 24, 1878, the first telephone exchange in Delaware was established in Wilmington by the Diamond State Telephone Company.
3. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, connecting Delaware to New Jersey, was officially opened to traffic on October 24, 1951.
4. In 1993, the Delaware State University Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the institution from Delaware State College to Delaware State University.
5. On October 24, 2013, the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team won their third Carolina League Championship, defeating the Potomac Nationals in a decisive Game 5.
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