Find out what happened in Delaware history on 2.22


This Day in Delaware History:
1841    With white tail deer virtually extinct, the General Assembly passed a law prohibiting the killing of such in the state.

1862    Episcopal Bishop John Johns, son of Delaware Chancellor Kensey Johns and grandson of Governor Nicholas Van Dyke (1783-86), administered the oath of office to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America.

1927    The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, 90 feet wide and 12 feet deep, opened as a tidewater canal without locks and was run by the Federal Government.

2007    A void was felt in Delaware when it was announced that the Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater, once headed by Hugo, Nick, and Al Immediato, was closing in Pike Creek Valley near Newark.

 

Today's facts were compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives.  Visit http://archives.delaware.gov/ and discover what DPA has to offer!