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Wilmington, DE

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.wilmington.de.us/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

Population:
72664 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1638 (settled)

County:
New Castle County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Wilmington News Journal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Goldey-Beacom College
1886

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Hagley Museum
1957
Delaware Art Museum
1912

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Delaware Symphony Orchestra
1929

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Incyte
1991
MBNA
1982
Shiloh Industries
1950
Hercules
1912
Richards, Layton & Finger
1897
DuPont
1802

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ann Althouse
Blogger
12-Jan-1951   Political blogger, legal scholar
Alice M. Batchelder
Judge
15-Aug-1944   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Thomas F. Bayard
Government
29-Oct-1828 28-Sep-1898 US Secretary of State, 1885-89
Valerie Bertinelli
Actor
23-Apr-1960   One Day at a Time
Beau Biden
Politician
3-Feb-1969   Attorney General of Delaware
John Carney
Politician
20-May-1956   Congressman, Delaware
Mike Castle
Politician
2-Jul-1939   Congressman from Delaware, 1993-2011
John T. Chain
Military
11-Dec-1934   C-in-C, Strategic Air Command, 1986-91
Jessica Darlin
Pornstar
22-Mar-1976   Extreme hardcore blonde
Pete du Pont
Politician
22-Jan-1935   Governor of Delaware, 1977-85
Walt Hazzard
Basketball
15-Apr-1942 18-Nov-2011 UCLA basketball coach 1984-88
Henry Heimlich
Doctor
3-Feb-1920   Heimlich maneuver
Ellen J. Kullman
Business
1956   CEO of DuPont
John P. Marquand
Novelist
10-Nov-1893 16-Jul-1960 The Late George Apley
James H. Miller
Business
c. 1948   CEO of PPL Corporation
Daniel Nathans
Scientist
30-Oct-1928 16-Nov-1999 Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Aubrey Plaza
Comic
26-Jun-1984   Parks and Recreation
David Plouffe
Government
27-May-1967   Senior Advisor to Barack Obama
Bill Poole
Economist
19-Jun-1937   President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Bill Press
Pundit
1940   Liberal commentator
Howard Pyle
Artist
5-Mar-1853 9-Nov-1911 Art Nouveau children's book illustrator
Scott W. Reed
Government
c. 1960   Lobbyist, Dole-Kemp '96 campaign manager
Judge Reinhold
Actor
21-May-1957   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Marjorie O. Rendell
Judge
20-Dec-1947   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
William D. Rogers
Diplomat
12-May-1927 22-Sep-2007 Under Secretary of State, 1976-77
Cynthia Rothrock
Actor
8-Mar-1957   China O'Brien
Jessica Savitch
Journalist
1-Feb-1947 24-Oct-1983 Newscaster drowned with VP of NY Post
Matthew Shipp
Jazz Musician
7-Dec-1960   Free jazz pianist
Andrew Shue
Actor
20-Feb-1967   Melrose Place
Elisabeth Shue
Actor
6-Oct-1963   Leaving Las Vegas
Thomas F. Stephenson
Business
c. 1942   US Ambassador to Portugal
Sean Patrick Thomas
Actor
17-Dec-1970   Barbershop
George Thorogood
Musician
31-Dec-1950   Bad to the Bone
E. Norman Veasey
Judge
9-Jan-1933   Delaware Chief Justice, 1992-2004
Rick Wagoner
Business
9-Feb-1953   CEO of General Motors, 2000-09
Richard H. Walker
Attorney
c. 1950   General Counsel, Deutsche Bank
Jacob Walles
Diplomat
?   US Consul General in Jerusalem
Kathleen Widdoes
Actor
21-Mar-1939   Emma on As the World Turns

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
J. Caleb Boggs
Politician
15-May-1909 26-Mar-1993 Governor and Senator from Delaware
Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.
Business
8-Jan-1888 1976 President of DuPont, 1940-48
Frankie Frisch
Baseball
9-Sep-1898 12-Mar-1973 2880 hits with .316 batting average
Thomas Garrett
Activist
21-Aug-1789 25-Jan-1871 Underground Railroad



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