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Delaware - Notable Historical Events

William PennAug 24, 1682

George WashingtonDec 8, 1776

John DickinsonJan 18, 1779

JC PenneyOct 11, 1929

Booker T. WashingtonSep 29, 1940

Ron MacLeanJun 3, 2010

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Delaware - Historical Events
Date Event
1609-08-28

Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay

1637-11-20

Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden

1638-03-29

1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)

1639-06-10

1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)

1655-09-26

Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware

1669-12-20

1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery

1682-08-24

Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

1682-10-26

William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

1737-09-20

Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

1776-12-08

George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ

1776-12-25

Washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians

1777-08-28

American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.

1777-09-03

Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1779-01-18

John Dickinson is appointed to be a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

1787-12-07

Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution

1806-01-30

The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.

1829-10-17

Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens

1861-01-03

Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy

1879-12-13

1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware)

1893-01-17

-17°F (-27°C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)

1918-05-02

General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1923-07-07

University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)

1929-10-11

JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

1930-07-21

110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)

1939-10-24

Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington, Delaware)

1939-12-15

1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware

1940-09-29

1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1950-11-02

The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware

1957-10-10

US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

1975-07-13

8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)

2010-06-03

Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

2013-05-07

Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage

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Delaware - Notable Birthdays

John DickinsonNov 13, 1732

Rutherford B. HayesOct 4, 1822

George ThorogoodFeb 24, 1950

Elisabeth ShueOct 6, 1963

Delaware - Birthdays
Date Event
1728-10-07

Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1732-11-13

John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1738-09-25

Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)

1746-11-06

African-American abolitionist and clergyman Absalom Jones born into slavery in Delaware

1786-02-24

Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)

1789-10-16

William Burton, Governor of Delaware (1859-63) (d. 1866)

1796-07-24

John Middleton Clayton, Delaware, (Sen-Del)/US Sec of State (1849-50)

1816-05-24

Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)

1822-10-04

Rutherford B. Hayes, Delaware Ohio, (R) 19th US president (1877-81)

1825-05-01

George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)

1899-05-20

Estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)

1921-07-22

William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )

1923-08-17

Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], NYC, painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953)

1935-01-17

Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware

1939-07-02

Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)

1950-02-24

George Thorogood, Wilmington, Delaware, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone)

1963-10-06

Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (Cocktail, Adv in Babysitting)

1969-12-08

Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)

1971-04-25

Michelle Harris, Newark Delaware, Miss America-Delaware (1996)

1972-10-02

Patricia Gauani, Miss USA-Delaware (1997)

1973-03-18

Jason Beam, Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley

1974-11-12

Dick Delaware, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody

1978-10-15

Cheryl Crowe, Miss Delaware Teen USA (1997)

1979-10-09

Ashley Anderson, Miss Delaware Teen USA (1996)

1981-04-06

Derek Rushlow, Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley

Delaware - Notable Weddings

bidenJun 17, 1977

Delaware - Weddings
Date Event
1977-06-17

Senator Joseph biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

1996-01-27

"ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware

2012-06-02

Vice President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden (30) weds Dr. Howard David Krein at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware - Notable Deaths

John DickinsonFeb 14, 1808

Delaware - Deaths
Date Event
1789-02-19

Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 1738)

1789-10-27

John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)

1796-08-31

John McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware, dies at 75

1808-02-14

John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

1815-08-06

James A. Bayard (elder), United States Senator from Delaware (b. 1767)

1894-08-03

George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), dies at 69

1903-06-22

George White, black resident of Delaware, lynched

1962-03-18

Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)

1992-03-14

Steven Brian Pennell, 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years at 34


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