Virgin Islands (British) in History

Historical Events

  • 1867-10-29 Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsize off St Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • 1977-06-01 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
  • 2017-09-06 Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Sint Maartens and British Virgin Islands. Prime Minister Gaston Browne reports 95% of Barbuda buildings damaged.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1759-05-20 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), born in Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands (d. 1828)

Famous Weddings

  • 2011-07-15 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands