1670 Marcus Jacobson, alias the "Long Finn," convicted of rebellion at New Castle, was sold into slavery in Barbados.

1940 Delmar dug its way out of 18 inches of snow during the worst blizzard since 1899.

2003 Efforts were hampered by snow, cold and ice in the Delaware River when a twin-engine plane carrying two people from Columbia, South Carolina crashed on Pea Patch Island.

2005 Vincent "Winnie" Mayer, 95, of Newark, battled a burglar who entered his home and got away with some money, but not before Mr. Mayer attacked him with his wife's cane.