1807 President Jefferson appointed Caesar A. Rodney of Wilmington as Attorney General of the United States.
1939 Construction began on the DuPont Company's nylon plant in Seaford.
1953 Governor-elect J. Caleb Boggs was sworn in at midnight in Dover in order to be present at President-elect Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration in Washington later that day.
2012 After eight years, the new 2,600 foot Indian River Bridge was finally opened to traffic.
Today's facts were compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives.