1840 U.S. Senators Daniel Webster and John M. Clayton addressed a Whig Party political rally of 6,000 persons at the northeast corner of 12th and Tatnall Streets in Wilmington.

1861 The 1st Delaware Regiment left from Hare's Corner near New Castle to join Union forces near Fort Monroe, Virginia.

1943 PFC John A. Harter of Dover was killed in combat in Salerno, Italy.

2007 From his own end zone, Delaware State University football player Akeem Green picked up a fumble by a Morgan State University running back and ran it back 100 yards for a touchdown. This play sealed the victory for DSU, 22-17.

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