The Year is 1956. On the world stage, Nikita Khrushchev begins an anti-Stalinization process in the Soviet Union. West Germany bans the Communist Party. Pakistan, the first Islamic Republic, is founded. The flag of the United States Army is formally dedicated. Fidel Castro lands in Cuba. Dwight Eisenhower is elected U.S. President. IBM invents the … More Aloha from 1956 !
Wilmington celebrates its 100th anniversary of being granted city status in May 1932. Initially founded in 1638 by Swedish settlers, the city began life as Willingtown, after Thomas Willing, an early settler and land developer. In 1739, this settlement was granted formal borough status, which meant that it could organize its own government and hold … More This Month in Delaware…
Early to mid May of 1917 saw an Allied Spring offensive on the Salonika Front; the Second Battle of Bullecourt, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras; Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive. Also, Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes wins a majority in federal … More Remembering World War I
May is Jewish-American Heritage Month. In recognition, we highlight a 1999 book on the Jewish experience in Delaware as described by Toni Young.
During this week in 1917, the Second Battle of Scarpe took place, which was part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras. Mutinies began to occur in the French Army. We highlight the service records of Delawareans Charles Boulden, Thomas Carpenter, and Vito Viscito along with headlines from the Sunday Star newspaper. … More Remembering World War I
Patriotism is running high in the United States concerning the war one hundred years ago today. In Europe, the Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert Nivelle. Headlines from the Sunday Star newspaper, a photograph of Soldier Daniel Bowen, and the military … More Remembering World War I in Delaware