Virginia in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 229 of 229

  • 1978-09-09 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1980-01-21 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
  • 1981-03-12 Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1981-12-28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1982-03-24 US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
  • 1982-12-24 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic
  • 1983-10-01 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
  • 1985-01-22 -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 1985-04-30 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1986-01-11 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia
  • 1989-11-08 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • 1990-01-13 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
  • 1991-03-31 10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67
  • 1993-01-25 Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.

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1995-05-27 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

  • 1995-07-15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
  • 2001-04-21 2001 NFL Draft: Michael Vick from Virginia Tech first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 2001-06-21 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen
  • 2006-05-03 Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2007-04-16 Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
  • 2007-09-17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • 2011-08-23 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2012-04-06 US F-18 Hornet crashes into side of apartment building in Virginia with no fatalities
  • 2012-06-30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • 2015-04-05 Rolling Stone Magazine retracts its "Rape on Campus" story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia after being discredited
  • 2015-08-26 WDBJ TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward are fatally shot live on TV by an ex-colleague in Moneta, Virginia
  • 2016-06-20 Rome elects its first female Mayor Virginia Raggi (Five Star Movement) and its youngest at 37

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2016-07-22 Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2017-08-12 "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia turns violent when car rams protesters killing 1, injuring 19

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 215 of 215

  • 1974-09-23 Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics-96), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1976-01-21 Lynn Thomas, playmate (May 1997), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1976-09-21 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1979-06-21 Chris Pratt, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World,), born in Virginia, Minnesota
  • 1981-08-20 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1981-12-28 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, 1st American test tube baby, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1982-03-22 Constance Wu, Taiwanese-American actress (Fresh Off the Boat) born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1982-12-20 David Wright, American baseball player (New York Mets), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1984-01-18 Seung-Hui Cho, shooter at Virginia Tech
  • 1984-08-21 B. J. Upton, American baseball player, born in Norfolk, Virginia

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1989-05-05 Chris Brown, American R&B singer, born in Tappahannock, Virginia

Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
  • 1990-01-14 Grant Gustin, American actor (The Flash), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1994-08-07 Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen & Antonio Sabatto Jr
  • 1996-08-21 Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1998-02-16 Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths