Delaware was the first to become a state on December 7,1787.
Delaware's Blue Hen army (named for their leader's pet fighting Blue Hen rooster) is known for turning away advancing British in initial skirmish with great speed and bravery. The Blue Hen Chicken is their state bird.
State flower is the Peach Blossom.
State tree is the American Holly.
Delaware's first settlement was Fort Christina. It was established by many Swedes in March of 1638.
The 13-star flag was flown in battle first in Delaware.