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April 24 in Pop Culture History

April 24 in Pop Culture History 1184 BC – The fall of Troy (with the Trojan Horse) took place, according to tradition. 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts. 1800 – The Library of Congress was established. 1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley joined Buffalo […]

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St. Jones Reserve trail reopened

The trail at the St. Jones component of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) near Dover has reopened, with repairs to the trail and boardwalk completed.

April 23 in Pop Culture History

April 23 in Pop Culture History 1516 – A Beer Purity Law was put into law still in effect today in Germany. It was decreed on April 23, 1516, by Munich’s Duke Wilhelm, protecting the country’s beer drinkers from contaminants, chemicals and any other additives that unsavory merchants might have thought of adding. 1564 – […]

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April 22 in Pop Culture History

April 22 in Pop Culture History 1056 – First seen July 2, 1054, the supernova in the Crab nebula was last seen by the naked eye. 1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés established a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico. 1864 – The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandated that the inscription ‘In […]

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Preventing Child Abuse, Raising Awareness During COVID-19

WILMINGTON – During this COVID-19 public health emergency, when there are changes to families’ support systems and an increased risk of isolation, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF), is raising awareness of how to...

15 Wilmington West Side businesses awarded micro grants

Fifteen small businesses on Wilmington’s Wast Side have been awarded grants of $500 each through a program run by the West Side Grows coalition. The program assists small businesses in the West Side neighborhood that have experienced a drop in business as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The organization is accepting applications for a […]

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April 21 in Pop Culture History

April 21 in Pop Culture History 753 BC – Romulus and his twin brother Remus founded Rome. 1509 – Henry VIII ascended the throne of England. 1878 – The first U.S. firehouse pole was installed in New York City, by Capt. David B. Kenyon at Engine Company 21. 1895 – Woodville Latham and his sons, […]

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April 20 in Pop Culture History

April 20 in Pop Culture History 1657 – Freedom of religion was granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (New York City). 1832 – Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was established as a reservation by an act of Congress. Technically, it was the first United States’ National Park. 1841 – The Murders in the […]

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April 19 in Pop Culture History

April 19 in Pop Culture History 1775 – The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1892 -The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1897 – The first Boston Marathon was held. 1919 – Leslie Irvin made the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a self-contained parachute. […]

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Happy Birthday Superman

“Faster than speeding bullet.  More powerful than a locomotive.  Able to leap tall building in a single bound.  “Look up in the sky!”  “It’s a bird!”  “It’s a plane!”  It’s Superman!”  Yes, it’s superman strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.  Superman who […]

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As Expected San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Is Officially Cancelled!

For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop-culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer. Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year. Similarly, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held April 10-12, 2020 will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 26-28, 2021. In addition to their conventions, Comic-Con has been planning a major renovation of Balboa Park’s Federal Building to be completed for the grand opening of the Comic-Con Museum in the summer of 2021. …

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April 18 in Pop Culture History

April 18 in Pop Culture History 1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica was laid. 1738 – Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) was founded in Madrid, Spain. 1775 – Paul Revere’s Ride took place. He probably said “The Regulars are coming out” rather subtly since there were British […]

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