1934 The first annual Thanksgiving football game between Dover and Caesar Rodney High Schools took place.

1942 2nd Lt. William J. McLoughry of Dover was killed when a plane he was co-piloting crashed near Oran, Algeria.

2008 The last of the state's drive-in theaters, the Diamond State in Felton, finally closed.

2015 Thanksgiving holiday traffic jumped 65% over the previous year at the Dover toll plaza to nearly 300,000 vehicles; 20% at Biddle's Corner to 288,000; and nearly 9% at I-95 to 570,000.

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