January 2, 1784
The entire Chesapeake Bay froze almost all the way to the mouth blocking shipping lanes until March.
January 3, 1861
Delaware voters voted not to secede despite Southern sympathies in the Civil War.
January 4, 1650
Henry Norwood and eleven other immigrants were abandoned near Fenwick Island, Delaware, by the sailing vessel The Virginia Merchant, after a stormy Atlantic crossing.
January 10, 1883
Fifty people were rescued at Green Run Inlet, on Assateague Island when the Sallie W. Kaye wrecked off of Ocean City, Maryland.
January 13, 1912
For two days a record cold wave brought temperatures as much as ten degrees below zero in Sudlersville, Maryland.
January 16, 1877
The Maryland-Virginia boundary in the lower Chesapeake Bay was demarcated by the Black-Jenkins Award which was upheld as late as 2003 by the US Supreme Court.
January 18, 1857
At Cape Henry, Virginia, ice formed thick enough to walk 100 yards from the lighthouse on the frozen ocean.
January 24, 1940
The bridge at Queen Sound in Chincoteague, Virginia was carried away by ice.
January 27, 1998
The entire town of Chincoteague was flooded by a Nor'easter.