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State
    (December 7, 1787- )
    1st state to join
    Henry Hudson discovers & explores Delaware Bay (August 28, 1609)
    Nickname: Diamond State; First State
    Capital: Dover
    Size: 2057 square miles (ranks 49th)
    Motto: Liberty And Independence
    Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
    Flower: Peach Blossom
    Tree: American Holly
    Song: Our Delaware
    The Delaware legislature voted on joining the Confederacy (October 3, 1861).
    Along with Maryland, they were slave states that did not secede from the United States.
    They charge an absurdly high toll to travel less than 20 miles on Interstate 95.
    Temperatures ranged from -17ºF (January 17, 1893) to 110ºF (July 21, 1930).
    The Dutch establish the Zwaanendael colony (1631), but it was destroyed by Native Americans a year later.
    Sweden built a permanent settlement, Fort Christina, in present day Wilmington, called New Sweden (1638).
    When New Sweden tried to expanded into Philadelphia and New Jersey, the Dutch sent a military force to end their expansion (1655). The Dutch then took New Sweden and renamed in New Netherlands.
    Patriot Caesar Rodney and actresses Cynthia Rothrock and Valerie Bertinelli were born in Delaware.
    There is a city in Ohio named Delaware.
    Perry Como had a hit song 'What did Delaware?'
    The 1st American jury trial was held in Delaware (December 20, 1669).
    Duke James of York gave Delaware to William Penn (August 24, 1682).
    They were the first state to ratify the constitution (December 7, 1787).
    Christmas Seals were first sold in Wilmington (December 9, 1907).
    Nylon stockings were first manufactured in Delaware (1939).
    The first car to plane phone call was made in Delaware (October 9, 1959).
    Although only one battle during the American Revolution was fought in Delaware, it was probably the first time the Stars and Stripes were raised in battle (September 3, 1777).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 46 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 58 Votes: 56.90% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 106 Votes: 45.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 54 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 79 Votes: 77.22% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 87.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 37 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 125 Votes: 51.20% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 138 Votes: 54.35% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 259 Votes: 62.16% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 345 Votes: 53.62% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 666 Votes: 54.50% Annoying
 
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