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

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

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 buildings in Barbuda damaged.
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Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right

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