1865 Lt. Samuel Boyer Davis of Wilmington and Confederate grandson of his namesake of the War of 1812, was released as a prisoner from Boston's Fort Warren.

1945 The War Manpower Commission removed German POWs from a Millsboro chicken processing plant at the request of organized labor.

1946 Plans were made to construct a high school for African American students in Kent County.

1972 Irenee du Pont, Jr. signed an agreement that effectively ended the du Pont Family's control of the DuPont Company.

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