1883 In one of the coldest winters in 18 years, sleighs were rented under a bright sun with crystal air at 20¢ per mile on Georgetown's Circle.

1886 A new Wilmington High School opened at 8th and Adams Streets.

1919 James B. Connor, later recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in Southern France on August 15, 1944, was born in Wilmington.

1999 After a scoreless 32 minutes of regulation time, the Milford girls' basketball team defeated Caesar Rodney 4-3 in overtime.

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