This Day in Delaware History: August 6
• 1827 Despite Quaker opposition against the public display of show business including “trick or puppet” shows, the first serious play, “The Stranger,” was performed in Wilmington.
• 1900 The J. S. Warden began its ferry run from Lewes to Cape May, NJ which took 1 1/2 hours and cost $.50 one way.
• 1994 Anthony Fusco of Wilmington paid $185,000 for the black and white #9 Delaware license plate at a Rehoboth auction.
• 2007 Sussex County experienced crop damages due to the lack of rainfall which was over three inches below where it should have been. Corn was waist high when it should have been 10 feet tall and soybeans were brown instead of green.
Today’s facts were compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives. Visit our website and discover what DPA has to offer! http://archives.delaware.gov/