1821 A Female Bible Society was organized in Wilmington.

1971 Wilmington's Grand Opera House reopened as a cultural center in preparation for the nation's bicentennial.

1972 A northeaster produced tides of three and one-half feet above normal which caused the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal to overflow its banks.

2014 Eleven horses died in a barn fire at the Yorklyn Arabian stables in Hockessin.

Today's facts were compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives.