Find out what happened on 3.26 in Delaware history


This Day in Delaware History:
1875    The General Assembly enacted a law to give women the right to make a will without the consent of their husbands.

1936    People marveled at the "miracle of the fishes" in Lewes when thousands of small rock and perch fish were inexplicably flung upon the beach areas as people were quick to collect the surprise catches.

1945    Stewart's Mate John Bryant of Wilmington was killed when a Japanese kamikaze plane hit his destroyer. His body was buried at sea.

1967    James Thompson of Wilmington, the "Silk King of Thailand", disappeared in the jungles of Malaysia.  Less than 6 months later his eldest sister was murdered in her home just across the Pennsylvania line off Kennett Pike.  Both mysteries remain unsolved.



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!