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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Defining Moments of December 7

While we are stepping back into the past to a day that will live in infamy...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

...thoughts reflect back upon another great moment in American history. The American Revolution was far from over but America had won its liberty becoming a free and independent nation! The adoption of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, put into motion the unified joining of the thirteen original colonies which were the beginning of the United States of America.

Delaware, The First State

December 7, 1787

On This Day in History: December 7, 1787Delaware became the 1st of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the United States Constitution. Prior to that date, it was the only colony to be claimed by Sweden, Holland & England. There is some even earlier evidence Egyptian explorers found their way to the state. Today, Delaware has become a farming & industrial state. Once the center of this country's flour industry, it is today the leading producer of chemicals in the United States. Because of its corporate laws, more corporations are headquartered in Delaware than in any other state. 

Delaware, The First State, The Diamond State, Blue Hen State, Small Wonder

State Motto: "Liberty and Independence"

State Capital: Dover

A Tidbit of Trivia...

Delaware was the home of the first American beauty pageant. The first bathing beauty pageant in which contestants competed for the title of “Miss United States”, a predecessor of the Miss America pageant, took place in Rehoboth Beach in 1880 as a way to attract business during its summer festival. Inventor Thomas Edison was one of the three judges of the beauty contest. It was not until the 20thcentury when beauty pageants began to become a regular occurrence.

to learn more about this small wonder with its breathtaking vistas: The state of Delaware!

Delaware: Chateau Country

Is Delaware your home state or have you ever visited this small wonder? What are your thoughts on its breathtaking vistas?