Find out what happened on 3.20 in Delaware history.


This Day in Delaware History:
1794    Governor Joshua Clayton appointed Kensey Johns as the successor to US Senator George Read who resigned, but the General Assembly said no and elected instead Henry Latimer.

1850    Midshipman Charles Bayard, son of Richard H. Bayard, died in Naples, Italy after suffering an explosion and amputation of his arm while exploring the crater on Mt. Vesuvius.

1934    Richard C. du Pont of Wilmington wed Allaire Crozer of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas having flown there themselves.

1978    The fuel barge Interstate 19, loaded with 550,000 gallons of jet fuel, exploded in flames at the Getty terminal in Delaware City.

 

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!