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This Month
In Delmarva History
March 1, through 31
Women's History Month

March 6, 8, 1962
Nor'easter ravages the Delmarva Coast with tides five feet above normal in Ocean City, Maryland.

March 3, 1889
The schooner the William B. Woods wrecks on Wallop's Beach, Virginia

March 10, 1913
Dorchester County native and abolitionist Harriet Tubman died. Tubman escaped slavery on Delmarva and was responsible for guiding many other slaves to freedom.

March 11, 1888
Blizzard causes wreck of three ships: the Belden, the Enock Turley, and the William G. Bartlett on Cape Henlopen, Delaware

March 12, 1912
The schooner John W. Hall wrecks on the beach at Ocean City.

March 21, 1783
The American Revolution's last naval action took place in the Chesapeake Bay

March 24, 1820
Berlin, Maryland native Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after losing a duel

March 25, 1634
Maryland Day
The English ship the Ark and the Dove landed with English immigrants on St. Clement's Island in southern Maryland.

March 28, 1785
Mt. Vernon Compact was signed by Maryland & Virginia Commissioners creating an agreement on navigation and fishing in the tidewaters of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay

March 29, 1941
Maryland ratified the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, a symbolic gesture since though Maryland had rejected it women had enjoyed the right to vote since the amendment's passage in August of 1920.

March 31, 1911
T. Coleman du Pont gets legislative approval to build the Dupont Highway (Route 13) starting in Sussex County and ending in Wilmington. It eventually ran the full length of the peninsula.
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