1867 A school for African American children opened on Seaford's North Street.

1890 The town of Milton was almost totally destroyed by a downtown fire. Since no fire company existed, local men helped avert greater disaster by forming bucket brigades.

1958 H. Rodney Sharp deeded the Corbit-Sharp House to Winterthur Museum, thus beginning Winterthur in Odessa.

1959 Ethel P. B. Leach, dean of Delaware women painters, died at 81 and was buried in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery.

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