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Virginia was named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I.

The major cash crop of Virginia is tobacco and many of the people who live there earn their living from the tobacco industry.

The first peanuts grown in the United States were grown in Virginia.
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A Virginia Christmas feast often includes oyster and ham pie. worldholidaytraditions.com




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  • 1607 - May 14 - Jamestown Was Established
    The Virginia Company of England made a daring proposition: sail to the new, mysterious land, which they called Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I, the...Read MORE...


  • 1611 - John Rolfe introduces his tobacco seeds


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

  • 1619 - The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia in 1619.

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

  • 1622 - Indian massacre caused the death of 347 colonists, including women and children


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

  • 1676 - Nathaniel Bacon leads Virginia planters in the first conflict over British rule.

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1776 - Virginian Thomas Jefferson wrote Declaration of Independence; Virginia adopted first constitution; declared its independence


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

  • 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
    America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when...Read MORE...


  • 1788 - Virginia became 10th U. S. state


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

  • 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
    Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 20, 1861

  • 1861 - Virginia seceded from Union on April 17, joined Confederacy; Civil War began; first Confederate officer killed at Fairfax Court House; first battle of Manassas (July 21), battle of Ball's Bluff, battle of Dranesville


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

  • 1862 - On March 9, 1862 at Hampton Roads, Virginia, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimac) met in one of the most famous naval engagements in US history.
    Their battle, the first of its kind between metal armored vessels, changed for all time the nature of naval warfare.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html

  • 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
    Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April...Read MORE...


  • 1870 - Virginia re-entered Union
    second floor room in Capitol building collapsed above chamber of House of Delegates, 62 killed, 251 injured; James River flooded, many lives lost, 20 ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Virginia
    Virginia, ver-jin'e-q (Fr. Virginie, veer'zhee'nee'), an Atlantic state of the American Union, one of the original thirteen states, is bounded N.E....Read MORE...


  • February 10, 1899 - The temperature at Monterey plunged to 29 degrees below zero, establishing record for the state of Virginia.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • February 11, 1899 - A "Great Eastern Blizzard" left a blanket of snow from Georgia to New Hampshire. The state of Virginia took the brunt of the storm, with snowfall totals averaging 30 to 40 inches.

    WeatherForYou.com

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

  • 1901 - Jim Crow laws passed, segregation created

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

  • News 1908 - September 17 – At Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S.A., Thomas Selfridge becomes the first person to die in an airplane crash. The pilot, Orville Wright, is severely injured in the crash but recovers.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 17, 1908

  •  Virginia, USA
    Sutherlin Homestead (The Last Capitol of Confederacy.) Danville, Virginia.
  • News 1922 - May 12 – A 20-ton meteorite lands near Blackstone, Virginia, USA.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 12, 1922

  •  Virginia, USA
    Bruton Parish Church, Oldest Episcopal Church in Constant Use in America, Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened


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

  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 21
    As Agnes, downgraded to a tropical storm, approaches the Chesapeake Bay, a weak cold front ahead of it dumps one to three inches of rain on...Read MORE...




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Byrd Street (Union) Depot, Richmond, Va.

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Sutherlin Homestead (The Last Capitol of Confederacy.) Danville, Virginia.

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Bruton Parish Church, Oldest Episcopal Church in Constant Use in America, Williamsburg, Va.

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  • 1607 - May 14 - Jamestown Was Established
    The Virginia Company of England made a daring proposition: sail to the new, mysterious land, which they called Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I, the... Read MORE...

  • 1611 - John Rolfe introduces his tobacco seeds


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1619 - The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia in 1619.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html
  • 1622 - Indian massacre caused the death of 347 colonists, including women and children


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1676 - Nathaniel Bacon leads Virginia planters in the first conflict over British rule.

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1776 - Virginian Thomas Jefferson wrote Declaration of Independence; Virginia adopted first constitution; declared its independence


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
    America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when... Read MORE...

  • 1788 - Virginia became 10th U. S. state


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
    Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - Virginia seceded from Union on April 17, joined Confederacy; Civil War began; first Confederate officer killed at Fairfax Court House; first battle of Manassas (July 21), battle of Ball's Bluff, battle of Dranesville


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 20, 1861
  • 1862 - On March 9, 1862 at Hampton Roads, Virginia, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimac) met in one of the most famous naval engagements in US history.
    Their battle, the first of its kind between metal armored vessels, changed for all time the nature of naval warfare.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ virginia.html
  • 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
    Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - Virginia re-entered Union
    second floor room in Capitol building collapsed above chamber of House of Delegates, 62 killed, 251 injured; James River flooded, many lives lost, 20 ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Virginia
    Virginia, ver-jin'e-q (Fr. Virginie, veer'zhee'nee'), an Atlantic state of the American Union, one of the original thirteen states, is bounded N.E.... Read MORE...

  • February 11, 1899 - A "Great Eastern Blizzard" left a blanket of snow from Georgia to New Hampshire. The state of Virginia took the brunt of the storm, with snowfall totals averaging 30 to 40 inches.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • February 10, 1899 - The temperature at Monterey plunged to 29 degrees below zero, establishing record for the state of Virginia.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1901 - Jim Crow laws passed, segregation created

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • News  1908 - September 17 – At Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S.A., Thomas Selfridge becomes the first person to die in an airplane crash. The pilot, Orville Wright, is severely injured in the crash but recovers.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 17, 1908
  • News  1922 - May 12 – A 20-ton meteorite lands near Blackstone, Virginia, USA.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 12, 1922
  • 1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 21
    As Agnes, downgraded to a tropical storm, approaches the Chesapeake Bay, a weak cold front ahead of it dumps one to three inches of rain on... Read MORE...

Virginia, USA Genealogy


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