Find out what happened on 3.22 in Delaware history.

This Day in Delaware History:
1929    Louis L. Redding of Wilmington became the first African American member of the Delaware bar.

1956    Rock star Carl Perkins on his way to New York to promote his new song "Blue Suede Shoes" on television was injured badly in a car accident near Woodside south of Dover.

1959    An African American family's home in Collins Park, New Castle was subjected to a Molotov cocktail.

2008    Viewers from both sides of the Delaware River stood agog at 9 AM Saturday morning as the 1,050 foot 80,000 ton aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy made its way past Wilmington to go into mothballs in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.


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