On this Day in 1787, Delaware Became the First State

Dec 07, 2012 -- 1:20am

Delaware Day has been observed since 1933, however it’s the day that, in 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution – becoming the First State in the new nation.  December 7th was established as Delaware Day thanks to Paul Burkholder and the Rotary Club of Georgetown which made a statewide effort to gather over 6000 signatures on petitions to have this day established as Delaware Day.  It was approved by a House Joint Resolution on November 29, 1933. 

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