Portal:Delaware/History/January 17

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On This Date in Delaware, January 17...

  • 1799 - Ten days after his thirtieth birthday, William H. Wells of Dagsboro was elected by the General Assembly to become one of Delaware's youngest US Senators ever.
  • 1872 - Schuetzen Park (present site of Wawaset Park) in Wilmington offered stabling for forty horses for those who wanted to sleigh ride around the track.
  • 1933 - C. Douglass Buck of New Castle became the first Delaware governor to be elected consecutively.
  • 1982 - A record low of twelve degrees below zero was recorded in the Dover area.