Monday, January 1, 2018

January - Week 1 - Delaware - the First State

Welcome to 2018!  Last year I posted "this day in legal and military history" daily for 365 days, along with obscure national holidays.  Phew!  I'm tired.

This year I'll be posting weekly legal, military, and other trivia about our 50 states, in the order of when they were admitted into the United States.

We begin with:

1 Delaware

Admitted to the US - December 7, 1787
Postal abbreviation – DE
Capital – Dover
Area – 2,489 square miles [49th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 897,934 [45th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile - 460.8 [8th largest in the US]
Area code – 302
Zip codes – 19701 - 19980
Number of counties – 3
State nickname – First State
State motto – Liberty and Independence

State Flag of Delaware
Fun facts
The last state to have land in the national park system designated [in 2013]
No sales tax!
25 facts about Delaware 
Facts from Delaware Historical Society 

Delaware Law School
Widener University  - Delaware Law School

Military facts
Delaware Military Academy, a charter public high school
Dover Air Force Base
New Castle Air National Guard

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