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Richmond, Virginia, USA

The present state capital in Richmond was also the capital of the Confederacy.

Union Passenger Railway was the first successful electric street railway transit agency. It was formed in 1888 at Richmond.

Patrick Henry made his "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech in St. John's Church in Richmond.

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  • 1733 - Richmond, Virginia founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1771 - Richmond flooded


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm

  • 1775 - Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech before the second Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church (formerly Henrico Parish) in Richmond on March 23, 1775.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html

  • 1779 - Capital moved from Williamsburg to Richmond


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm

  • 1781 - January 5 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va

    historyorb.com

  • 1800 - August 30 - Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia

    historyorb.com

  • 1807 - May 22 - Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)

    historyorb.com

  • 1811 - Theater Fire
    1811 - December 26 - A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National ...Read MORE...


  • The City of Richmond was officially part of Henrico County until 1842, when it became a fully independent city.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872

  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Scene on the Canal

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton, 1872
  • 1854 - Richmond
    Richmond, a city, port of entry, capital of Virginia, and seat of justice of Henrico county, is situated on the left or X. E. bank of James river, at ...Read MORE...


  • News January 18, 1857 - A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard.
    Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from...Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - August 24 - Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning

    historyorb.com
    August 24, 1858

  • News 1861 - May 8 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

    historyorb.com
    May 8, 1861

  • News 1863 - April 2 - Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia

    historyorb.com
    April 2, 1863

  • 1865 - April 2 - CSA President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA

    historyorb.com

  • 1867 - April 24 - Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars

    historyorb.com

  • News 1868 - Indictments have been found at Richmond, Va., against thirty revenue officers, for fraud.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 18, 1868

  • News 1869 - President's Carriage
    A Richmond, Va., junk dealer has sent forward to Boston, to be exhibited at the Peace Jubilee, the old family carriage of Jeff. Davis, used during...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - Union Passenger Railway was the first successful electric street railway transit agency. It was formed in 1888 at Richmond.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html

  • 1889 - April 3 - Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va

    historyorb.com

  • News 1892 - KILLED BY LIGHTNING
    A Man, His Wife and Three Children Found Dead at Richmond, Va.

    A family of five persons were killed by lightning a few nights ago at Richmond, Va. ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Richmond
    Richmond, a city and port of entry of Virginia, the capital of the state, and the county seat of Henrico co., is situated on the N. bank of James...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Richmond on the James by William Wirt Henry
    "And in regions far
    Such heroes bring ye forth
    As those from whom we come,
    And plant our name
    Under that star
    Not known to our...Read MORE...


  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Byrd Street (Union) Depot, Richmond, Va.
  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Washington Monument, Capitol Square, Richmond, Va.
  • 1906
    Richmond, an independent city and port of entry of Virginia, the capital of the state, formerly in Henrico co., is situated on the N. bank of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - KILLED BY LIVE WIRE.
    Richmond Lineman Touched 3,000-Voltage Current With Ungloved Hand.

    Special to The Washington Post.
    Richmond, Va., June 21. - In sight of...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - Students Have Narrow Escapes in College Fire
    Richmond, Va., Dec. 25 - The north wing of Ryland Hall, the main building of Richmond College, erected in 1854, was ruined by fire of unknown origin...Read MORE...


  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Old St. Paul's Church and New Parish House, Richmond, Va.
  • News 1935 - January 24 – The first canned beer is sold in Richmond, Virginia, United States, by Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 24, 1935

  • 1948 - April 22 - WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

  • News 1972 - June 7 - Richmond VA experienced its worst flood of record as rains from Hurricane Agnes pushed the water level at the city locks to a height of 36.5 feet, easily topping the previous record of thirty feet set in 1771.

    The Weather Channel
    June 7, 1972



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Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872

Richmond, Virginia, USA
Pinterest
Scene on the Canal

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872

Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Byrd Street (Union) Depot, Richmond, Va.


Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Washington Monument, Capitol Square, Richmond, Va.

Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Old St. Paul's Church and New Parish House, Richmond, Va.
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History and News of Richmond, Virginia, USA

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  • 1733 - Richmond, Virginia founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1771 - Richmond flooded


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1775 - Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech before the second Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church (formerly Henrico Parish) in Richmond on March 23, 1775.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html
  • 1779 - Capital moved from Williamsburg to Richmond


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1781 - January 5 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va

    historyorb.com
  • 1800 - August 30 - Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia

    historyorb.com
  • 1807 - May 22 - Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)

    historyorb.com
  • 1811 - Theater Fire
    1811 - December 26 - A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National ... Read MORE...

  • The City of Richmond was officially part of Henrico County until 1842, when it became a fully independent city.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Richmond
    Richmond, a city, port of entry, capital of Virginia, and seat of justice of Henrico county, is situated on the left or X. E. bank of James river, at ... Read MORE...

  • News  January 18, 1857 - A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard.
    Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - August 24 - Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning

    historyorb.com
    August 24, 1858
  • News  1861 - May 8 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

    historyorb.com
    May 8, 1861
  • News  1863 - April 2 - Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia

    historyorb.com
    April 2, 1863
  • 1865 - April 2 - CSA President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA

    historyorb.com
  • 1867 - April 24 - Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars

    historyorb.com
  • News  1868 - Indictments have been found at Richmond, Va., against thirty revenue officers, for fraud.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 18, 1868
  • News  1869 - President's Carriage
    A Richmond, Va., junk dealer has sent forward to Boston, to be exhibited at the Peace Jubilee, the old family carriage of Jeff. Davis, used during... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - Union Passenger Railway was the first successful electric street railway transit agency. It was formed in 1888 at Richmond.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html
  • 1889 - April 3 - Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va

    historyorb.com
  • News  1892 - KILLED BY LIGHTNING
    A Man, His Wife and Three Children Found Dead at Richmond, Va.

    A family of five persons were killed by lightning a few nights ago at Richmond, Va. ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Richmond
    Richmond, a city and port of entry of Virginia, the capital of the state, and the county seat of Henrico co., is situated on the N. bank of James... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Richmond on the James by William Wirt Henry
    "And in regions far
    Such heroes bring ye forth
    As those from whom we come,
    And plant our name
    Under that star
    Not known to our... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Richmond, an independent city and port of entry of Virginia, the capital of the state, formerly in Henrico co., is situated on the N. bank of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - KILLED BY LIVE WIRE.
    Richmond Lineman Touched 3,000-Voltage Current With Ungloved Hand.

    Special to The Washington Post.
    Richmond, Va., June 21. - In sight of... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - Students Have Narrow Escapes in College Fire
    Richmond, Va., Dec. 25 - The north wing of Ryland Hall, the main building of Richmond College, erected in 1854, was ruined by fire of unknown origin... Read MORE...

  • News  1935 - January 24 – The first canned beer is sold in Richmond, Virginia, United States, by Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 24, 1935
  • 1948 - April 22 - WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • News  1972 - June 7 - Richmond VA experienced its worst flood of record as rains from Hurricane Agnes pushed the water level at the city locks to a height of 36.5 feet, easily topping the previous record of thirty feet set in 1771.

    The Weather Channel
    June 7, 1972

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