Find out what happened on 3.27 in Delaware history


This Day in Delaware History:
1750    The Reverend George Ross, rector of Immanuel Church in New Castle, wrote a friend of how his town was growing poorer mainly because of the prosperity of a town to the north named Wilmington.

1776    The British man of war Roebuck appeared in Delaware Bay and threatened Lewes.

1945    As WW II wound down, Hearn Brothers supermarket on Concord Ave and Washington Streets in Wilmington offered dinner menus that didn't require rationing points.

1968    Welfare recipients converged on Legislative Hall to protest cuts in welfare.  The General Assembly passed a resolution to clear the halls afterGovernor Terry was jostled as he made his way to the Senate Chamber.



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!