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Wilmington
Wilmington
is the largest city and chief manufacturing center of Delaware. It is the home of Du Pont, one of the largest chemical manufacturing companies in the world, and over 60 percent of the world's Fortune 500 companies have offices in Wilmington.
Important Dates in Delaware
Important Dates in Delaware
1609 English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into present-day Delaware Bay. 1638 Swedish settlers founded New Sweden, the first permanent settlement in Delaware. 1776 Delaware became a separate state and adopted its first constitution. December 7, 1787 Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
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