Wilmington Essential Info

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Wilmington is a city in Delaware.

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  1. Henry Heimlich, inventor of the life-saving Heimlich maneuver, was born in Wilmington.
  2. The world’s largest Lego tower was built in Wilmington, standing 11 stories tall and made of more than 500,000 bricks. This 112 foot masterpiece beat out the previous 106 foot champion in Prague.
  3. In 2010, Wilmington had 27 homicides, breaking the two-year-old record of 26.
  4. In the James Patterson novel Cat and Mouse, one of the crimes takes place in Wilmington.
  5. Joe Biden, current Vice President of The United States, is from Wilmington.

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