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On this day – Delaware became “The First State”

December 7

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of December, repeating indefinitely

On December 7, 1787, Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, earning it the title of “The First State.”

Did you know? Delaware has no sales tax and is well-known in the business world for its clear and up-to-date approach to corporate law. Over 60% (!) of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware.

What’s in a name? Delaware was named after English settler and first governor of Virginia, Thomas West, the Lord De La Warr.


Delaware Trout Fishing, Hermann Ottomar Herzog

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer


December 7
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