1836 Chang and Eng Bunker, 25 year old Siamese twins, visited Wilmington. Though joined together in their lifetimes, they both later married and fathered children.
1862 The 1st and 2nd Delaware Regiments suffered heavily during the slaughter at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
1997 John and Sharon Hawkins of Rehoboth won a 19 day trip around the world in a regional supermarket chain contest. The trip was valued at $5,000.
2003 Former U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr., died in Washington, D. C.
Today's facts were compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives.