1776 The Delaware Safety Council chose commissioned officers for eight companies of the Delaware Regiment with John Haslet of Milford as colonel.

1809 The legislature asked Congress to fortify the Delaware coastline in anticipation of war with Great Britain.

1875 John Cochran was inaugurated as Governor of Delaware on the Dover Green after which a reception was held.

1916 Everett C. Johnson opened his Press of Kells, the new home of his newspaper, the Newark Post, in Newark.

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