December 7th: Delaware Day

December 7th, 1787, Delaware earned its status as the First State.


Delegates from Delaware became the first from the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution.  This happened shortly after 30 delegates were elected for the honor.

Delaware Day has been officially proclaimed by governors since 1933.  Governor C. Douglass Buck did so that year, following passage of a House Joint Resolution.

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Click here for more about Delaware Day from the Delaware Public Archives.

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