Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Delaware!

Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States by Delaware. Delaware takes great pride in being the first of the 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution. They proudly claim the honor of being The First State. 

 Date of Admittance: December 7, 1787

Parentage: The word "delaware" comes from Thomas West, the Baron de LaWarr, who was an early governor of Virginia.  

Place in the Family 
Number 1
Delaware started it all. 
Pennsylvania was less than a week after (12-12-1787)
and New Jersey six days after that(12-18-1787)

"Liberty and Independence"
Ah, they probably came up with this first, too.

The First State
They definitely are proud of this~!

On the License Plate 
and one more time....
 "The First State" 

State Flag 
A blue banner with the state seal in the center
of an orange/yellow diamond 
with the date of ratification on the bottom
I kinda like this except for the date

First City You Probably Think of 
When You Think "Delaware" 
Actual State Capital:Dover

State Size (Area) is 49th of 50
Population is closer to 45th of 50
(per 2000 Census figures)

Delaware Sports: 

Anybody From Delaware
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Celebrities From Delaware 
Howard Pyle 
artist mostly responsible for our  
popular image of "pirates"


Valerie Bertinelli
actress, "One Day At A Time," etc

Judge Reinhold
actor, "Beverly Hills COP"

Elisabeth Shue
actress, "CSI" etc

Ryan Phillippe
actor, "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

A Song For You.... 
"Bad To The Bone" 
written & sung by
George Thorogood
and The Destroyers
(Thorogood was born and grew up in Delaware)

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