July 1, 1776
Caesar Rodney made his heroic overnight ride from Dover to Philadelphia to cast the vote that put Delaware on the side of independence.
July 1, 1776
USS Delaware was launched commanded by Captain C. Alexander to protect ports on the Delaware River.
July 4, 1875
The Atlantic Hotel had its grand opening in Ocean City, Maryland.
July 10, 2005
During practice for an air show clip two pilots died when their small planes touched wings and crashed into the Delaware Bay.
July 10, 1814
Skirmish at Worton Creek, Kent County, Maryland. Local successfully fended of suprise British raids by H.M. frigate Loire, and H.M. schooner St. Lawrence.
July 13, 1975
A state record of 8.50 inches of rain fell during a 24 hour period in Dover, Delaware.
July 24, 1913
The Delaware flag was adopted.
July 25, 1967
Race riots, which began in 1963, erupt again in Cambridge.
July 27, 1920
First Delaware State Fair was held in Harrington, Delaware.
July 27, 1925
The first Chincoteague Pony Penning was held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday becoming an annual tradition that continues today benefitting the local fire company.
July 29, 1939
171 white marlin were caught in the Atlantic off Ocean City at the Jack Spot. It was the largest single days catch ever recorded which led to Ocean City becoming tagged as the "White Marlin Capital of the World."
July 30, 1952
Eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened.