Date of Entry:
December 7, 1787
|Map of the USA. Delaware shaded dark & tagged.|
|A close-up of Delaware & its neighbors.|
Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Delaware Bay, North Atlantic Ocean
1,982 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna
Famous Geographical Point:
The First State, because it was the first state.
George Thorogood, musician (“Bad to the Bone”)
Book Set In/About:
And Never Let Her Go by Ann Rule
The true story of a well-to-do lawyer who murdered his former lover. Normally, I wouldn’t include a true crime book here, but I actually read this one a number of years ago. It’s very good and there’s a lot of information about Delaware in it.
Movie Set In/About:
“Fight Club” (1999), directed by David Fincher
A man, suffering from insomnia and in search of relief, makes a new friend who introduces him to an underground fighting ring. I had no idea that this book/movie was set in Delaware but the internet insists that it is, and it’s a great movie, so here we are.
Headline of the Day:
“Layoffs Could Spur Delaware’s Bioscience Industry” in The News Journal (delawareonline)