On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. Constitution. "The First State" became the official State nickname on May 23, 2002.

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New Commission to Bolster State’s Film and TV Industry

Co-sponsor Sen. Bryant Richardson, from left, House sponsor Danny Short and others at Wednesday’s signing ceremony in Gov. Jack Markell’s Dover office. For more details regarding the commission, click on www.delawarestatesenate.com/index.cfm.