Virginia in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 332

  • 1862-05-07 Battle of West Point, Virginia (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)
  • 1862-05-08 Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell, Virginia
  • 1862-05-11 Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1862-05-15 Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling), Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862-05-23 Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1862-05-25 First Battle of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1862-05-27 Battle of Hanover Court House, Virginia (Slash Church, Peake's Station)
  • 1862-05-31 Battle of Seven Pines Virginia (Fair Oaks)
  • 1862-06-01 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Virginia (11,165 casualties)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862-06-02 Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virginia during the American Civil War

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1862-06-07 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • 1862-06-08 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
  • 1862-06-25 Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • 1862-06-26 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
  • 1862-06-26 US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope
  • 1862-06-27 -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia

  • 1862-06-28 Day 4 of 7 Day Battle of Savage's Station [Garnett's Farm] in Virginia
  • 1862-06-30 Battle of Glendale [Frayser's Farm], day 6 of 7 days battles, Virginia Confederate assault attack (US Civil War)
  • 1862-08-09 Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter's Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1862-08-28 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia
  • 1862-08-28 Battle of Groveton, Virginia (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000

Victory in BattleSecond Battle of Bull Run

1862-08-29 Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
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The Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, fought August 29th and 30th, 1862
The Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, fought August 29th and 30th, 1862
  • 1862-08-30 Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia ends with a Confederate victory over Union forces
  • 1862-09-01 Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
  • 1862-09-18 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
  • 1862-09-19 -20] Battle at Blackford's Ford, Virginia
  • 1862-11-05 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
  • 1862-12-11 Battle of Fredricksburg in Virginia begins between Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside
  • 1862-12-12 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • 1862-12-13 Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (Marye's Heights)
  • 1862-12-26 -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • 1863-01-17 Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1863-02-03 Samuel Clemens first uses the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the "Territorial Enterprise"

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1863-02-10 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
  • 1863-03-17 Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia with 211 casualities
  • 1863-03-31 Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi and Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia

  • 1863-04-02 Bread revolt in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1863-04-11 Battle of Suffolk, Virginia (Norfleet House)
  • 1863-04-19 Union troops and fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia
  • 1863-04-29 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1863-04-30 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

  • 1863-05-01 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, 29,000 injured or died
  • 1863-05-02 South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
  • 1863-05-03 Battle of Salem Church, Virginia
  • 1863-05-03 The Second Battle of Fredericksburg occurs in Virginia, part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1863-06-05 Battle of Franklin's Crossing, Virginia (Deep Run)
  • 1863-06-09 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)
  • 1863-06-13 Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1863-06-13 Skirmish at Berryville, Virginia
  • 1863-06-14 Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
  • 1863-06-15 Second Battle at Winchester Virginia, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualties
  • 1863-06-17 Battle at Middleburg, Virginia
  • 1863-06-17 Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia
  • 1863-06-19 Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
  • 1863-06-21 Battle at Upperville, Virginia, 389 casualities
  • 1863-06-27 Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia
  • 1863-07-01 -2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump's Crossroads Virginia
  • 1863-07-24 Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
  • 1863-07-25 Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
  • 1863-09-01 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
  • 1863-10-09 Battle of Brady Station, Virginia (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
  • 1863-10-14 Battle at Bristoe Station, Virginia (about 2000 casualties)
  • 1863-10-19 Battle of Buckland Mills, Virginia
  • 1863-11-07 Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 1864-01-27 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 1864-02-06 -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
  • 1864-02-28 -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
  • 1864-05-04 -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
  • 1864-05-05 Battle of Wilderness, Virginia (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1864-05-06 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, fought in Virginia begins (Battle of Port Walthall Junction), Union victory (US Civil War)

BattleBattle of Interest

1864-05-06 Battle of Wilderness, fought in Virginia, Confederate General James Longstreet seriously injured (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1864-05-07 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • 1864-05-08 Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge, Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • 1864-05-09 -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
  • 1864-05-09 Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, Virginia (Drewery's Bluff, Fort Darling)
  • 1864-05-10 Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
  • 1864-05-10 Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia
  • 1864-05-11 Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Drewry's Bluff, fought in Chesterfield County, Virginia (Peninsula Campaign), Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Todd's Tavern, cavalry battle fought near Todds Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-15 Battle of New Market, Virginia
  • 1864-05-16 Battle of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia
  • 1864-05-16 Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)
  • 1864-05-19 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Bermuda Hundred)
  • 1864-05-20 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
  • 1864-05-22 Battle of North Anna River, Virginia (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
  • 1864-05-23 Battle of North Anna, Virginia, 1st of 3 days of fighting
  • 1864-05-26 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
  • 1864-05-27 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia
  • 1864-05-30 Battle of Bethesda Church [Totopotomoy Creek], cavalry battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia, inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-06-01 Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
  • 1864-06-05 Battle of Piedmont, Virginia (Augusta City)
  • 1864-06-11 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, begins in Louisa County, Virginia
  • 1864-06-15 Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia
  • 1864-06-15 Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, Virginia) becomes a military cemetery
  • 1864-06-16 Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1864-06-17 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia finished
  • 1864-06-20 Battle of Kinston, North Carolina and Battle of Abingdon, Virginia
  • 1864-06-22 Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia (Wilson's Raid)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 477

  • 1828-07-19 Roger Atkinson Pryor, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1919)
  • 1829-03-29 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1829-09-08 Seth Barton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1829-12-14 John Mercer Langston, 1st African-American to hold US political office, born in Louisa County, Virginia (d. 1897)
  • 1830-11-03 John Esten Cooke, American novelist (The Virginia Comedians) and Confederate States Army, born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1886)
  • 1830-11-10 Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Cabell County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1831-01-11 James Ronald Chalmers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Halifax County, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • 1831-04-04 Edward Cary Walthall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • 1832-08-27 James A. Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta County, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • 1832-09-16 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1913)
  • 1832-10-15 Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sussex County, Virginia (d. 1912)
  • 1833-01-23 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Greensville County, Virginia (d. 1864)

Person of interestJ.E.B. Stuart

1833-02-06 J. E. B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864)

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • 1833-07-28 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate), born in Mathews Court House, Virginia (d. 1907)
  • 1833-11-09 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

1833-12-06 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1834-04-21 William Rufus Terrill, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Covington City, Virginia (d. 1862)
  • 1835-10-11 Hunter McGuire, American physician and Med Director (Confederate Army), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1835-11-19 Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army) and 40th Governor of Virginia, born in Fairfax County, Virginia (d. 1905)
  • 1836-05-27 Edwin Gray Lee, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Shepherdstown, Virginia (d. 1870)
  • 1836-10-15 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1910)
  • 1837-03-07 Henry Draper, American astronomer (Moon, Orion Nebula), born in Prince Edward County, Virginia (d. 1882)
  • 1837-05-31 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Arlington House, Virginia (d. 1891)
  • 1837-08-30 Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, US 1st Lady (1881-85), born in Culpeper Court House, Virginia (d. 1880)
  • 1840-02-29 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War soldier (first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1908)
  • 1840-04-25 James Dearing, U.S. Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • 1840-09-28 Sandie [Alexander Swift] Pendleton, American Lieutenant Colonel (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1841-03-01 Blanche Bruce, American politician who was born a slave, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), born in Farmville, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • 1843-05-09 Isabella "Belle" Boyd, American actress and Confederate spy during US Civil War, born in Martinsburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1846-07-26 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy, born in Palmyra, Virginia (d. 1880)
  • 1846-09-05 John W Cromwell, American lawyer and civil right activist (American Negro Academy), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1927)
  • 1851-09-13 Walter Reed, U.S. Army physician and bacteriologist who proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, born in Belroi, Virginia (d. 1902)
  • 1855-03-01 Paul Hines, American MLB outfielder (Triple Crown 1878, Providence Grays), born in Virginia (d. 1935)

Person of interestBooker T. Washington

1856-04-05 Booker T. Washington, American education pioneer and 1st African American on a US stamp, born in Hale's Ford, Virginia (d. 1915)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

Person of interestWoodrow Wilson

1856-12-28 Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President (Democrat: 1913-21) and 1919 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, born in Staunton City, Virginia (d. 1924)

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1858-05-01 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American composer, born in Cherry Grove, Virginia (d. 1924)
  • 1860-08-25 George Fawcett, American actor (Intolerance), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1939)
  • 1865-07-14 Annie Jones, Virginia, bearded lady
  • 1867-07-15 Maggie L. Walker, African-American teacher and businesswoman (1st female Bank President), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1934)
  • 1868-11-28 William H. Lewis, American College football center and coach (first African-American selected as an All-American; Harvard), born in Berkley, Virginia (d. 1949)
  • 1873-04-22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1945)
  • 1873-12-07 Willa Cather, American author (My √Āntonia), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1947)
  • 1875-12-19 Carter G. Woodson, American historian (African American studies), born in New Canton, Virginia (d. 1950)

Person of interestBill Robinson

1878-05-25 Bill Robinson "Bojangles", American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, The Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
  • 1879-04-14 James Branch Cabell, American novelist and essayist (Restless Heads), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1958)

Person of interestNancy Astor

1879-05-19 Nancy Astor, American born British politician, 1st female MP in UK House of Commons, born in Danville, Virginia (d. 1964)

1st Female MP in the United Kingdom Nancy Astor
1st Female MP in the United Kingdom
Nancy Astor
  • 1880-02-14 Aida Overton Walker, African-American dancer & singer (In Dahomey, Salome), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1914)
  • 1880-11-25 Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, born in London (d. 1969)
  • 1882-04-04 Mary Howe, American composer (Sand) and pianist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1882-09-06 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1883-10-26 Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), born in Pound, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1883-11-07 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1885-07-21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1886-01-24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1886-09-22 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • 1887-02-16 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (When the Clouds Roll by), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • 1888-10-15 S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American art critic and crime writer (Philo Vance), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1939)

Person of interestRichard E. Byrd

1888-10-25 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1889-05-10 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1889-09-19 Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, born in Lynch's Station, Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1890-08-13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, born in Warwick, County, Virginia (d. 1974)
  • 1891-12-15 A. P. Carter, American musician (Carter Family), born in Maces Spring, Virginia
  • 1892-04-22 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, born in Darlington Heights, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1892-12-30 John Litel, American actor (Jezebel, Virginia City, My Hero), born in Albany, Wisconsin (d. 1972)
  • 1893-09-24 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • 1894-09-17 Fay Compton [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], British actress (The Haunting), born in West Kensington, London (d. 1978)
  • 1898-01-23 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), born in Orange County, Virginia (d. 1987)
  • 1898-06-26 Chesty Puller, US Marine Corps lieutenant general and the most decorated Marine in history, born in West Point, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1898-07-21 Sara Carter, American country musician, songwriter and vocalist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1899-05-05 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • 1899-11-25 Vera Reynolds, American silent screen actress (Lawless Woman), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • 1900-01-02 William Haines, American actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1900-11-11 Hugh Scott, American lawyer and politician (Senate Minority Leader 1969-77), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1901-08-02 Charlie Caldwell, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Williams, Princeton), born in Bristol, Virginia (d. 1957)
  • 1904-01-26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1904-03-14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1904-12-24 Daniel K Womack, American singer & guitarist, born in Danville, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • 1905-05-15 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1905-08-25 Undine Smith Moore, African-American composer, born in Jarratt, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1907-02-26 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1907-05-01 Kate Smith, American singer (God Bless America), born in Greenville, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • 1907-09-19 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1998)

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

1909-05-10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1909-05-16 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1960)
  • 1910-09-03 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1911-07-16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

Person of interestDorothy Height

1912-03-24 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1912-05-17 Clarence "Ace" Parker, American NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2013)
  • 1912-05-23 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1913-07-27 George L. Street III, American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • 1913-08-13 John Facenda, American sportscaster (NFL Action), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1913-12-18 Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1914-05-12 Dan Daniel, politician (Rep-D-VA, 1969-88), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 1988)
  • 1914-07-24 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, born in Colonial Beach, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1914-11-08 Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley winemaker (Charles Krug), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1915-06-26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2013)

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1916-07-07 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1916-10-30 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1917-04-25 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1917-10-05 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia (d. 1990)

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