1829 The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal opened, reducing the trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore by 300 miles.

1881 A Delaware delegation traveled to Yorktown, Virginia to help celebrate the centennial of the surrender of General Cornwallis and the British.


1935 Millsboro's American Store advertised sliced bread at 10¢ a loaf.

1978 Only 20% of students and 58% of teachers were in attendance as New Castle County entered its second day of school integration.

Today's facts were compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives.