Month: March 2020

April 1 in Pop Culture History

April 1 in Pop Culture History April 1 is known as April Fools Day or All Fools’ Day in many countries. Also, April 1st is the perfect day for companies to market risky ideas. 1789 – Pennsylvania Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg was elected as the first US Speaker of the House of Representatives. 1853 […]

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March 31 in Pop Culture History

March 31 in Pop Culture History 1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issued the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. 1822 – The massacre of tens of thousands of people living on the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an […]

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Changes in upcoming School Board and Municipal Elections

Wilmington. Governor Carney changed upcoming School Board and Municipal Elections in his 6th update to the State of Emergency. The Governor ordered School Board elections scheduled for May 12th delayed until June 16th. He  also ordered municipal e...

Presidential Primary changed to June 2, 2020

Wilmington. Governor Carney changed the Presidential Primary to June 2, 2020 in his 6th update to the State of Emergency.  The change caused changes in two deadlines. The  deadline to change party affiliation changed April 3, 2020. The  ...

“In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” Expression Meaning

Many rhymes, expressions, riddles, idioms, and songs exist to describe certain phases of the calendar year. Some of the most common examples are “April showers bring May flowers” and the Month of the Year nursery rhyme, made to help people remember which months have thirty days and which have thirty-one. Like April, the month of […]

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March 30 in Pop Culture History

March 30 in Pop Culture History 1842 – Ether anesthesia was used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon, Dr. Crawford Long. 1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million (‘Seward’s Folly’), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. 1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founded the University […]

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March 29 in Pop Culture History

March 29 in Pop Culture History 1638 – Swedish colonists established the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden. 1867 – Queen Victoria gave Royal Assent to the British North America Act which established the Dominion of Canada, effective on July 1. 1871 – The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria. […]

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March 28 in Pop Culture History

March 28 in Pop Culture History 1783 (Earthquake) Calabria, Italy 1920 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford got married; it was the first high profile celebrity wedding. 1949 – Fred Hoyle coined the term “Big Bang” in a radio interview. 1960 – Stanley Kramer was the first to get his star on the Hollywood Walk […]

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11:00 A.M. Virtual Q & A

Join Governor John Carney and Dr. Kara Odam Walker, Secretary of the Department of Health an Social Services at 11:00am for a live Q&A.

March 27 in Pop Culture History

March 27 in Pop Culture History 1886 – Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrendered to the US Army. 1899 – Guglielmo Marconi’s radio transmitted across the English Channel from Boulogne, France, to Dover, England. 1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever ID’d in the United States, was put in quarantine. 1964 (Earthquake) ‘Good […]

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Stay Quarantined with Amazon Prime’s April 2020 Releases

Amazon to the rescue once again! Do more than order your coronavirus supplies by checking out what’s coming to Amazon Prime this April. Original series, TV shows, and movies are all listed below. Original Series Available April 5 The Tick: Season 2 Available April 12 Diablo Guardian: Season 2 Bug Diaries: Season 1 Available April […]

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Governor Carney and DSHA Announce Housing Assistance Program

Up to $1,500 in assistance available to Delawareans struggling to pay rent or electric bills due to COVID-19 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Thursday announced a new program ...