Find out what happened on 3.23 in Delaware history.


This Day in Delaware History:
1680    Lord Baltimore granted Fishing Harbor, now Fenwick Island, to Colonel William Stevens.

1813    Demands of British Commodore Beresford for provisions were refused at Lewes.

1926    An Iron Lift Bridge over the C & D Canal opened to vehicular traffic in St. Georges.

1972    Delaware became the first state in the continental 48 to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment for women.

 

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!