History Hop Tags - Virginia

Virginia - Notable Historical Events

Walter RaleighJul 27, 1586

John SmithMay 13, 1607

George WashingtonJul 24, 1758

Benedict ArnoldJan 5, 1781

Nat TurnerAug 21, 1831

Robert E. LeeApr 23, 1861

Stonewall JacksonMar 11, 1862

General ShermanApr 30, 1863

Virginia WoolfMay 14, 1925

Virginia WadeSep 5, 1968

Julius ErvingJul 31, 1973

Chris EvertJun 8, 1980

Donna CaponiSep 14, 1980

Kathy WhitworthMay 12, 1985

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Virginia - Historical Events
Date Event
1586-07-27

Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

1606-12-20

Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia

1607-04-26

1st British colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia

1607-05-13

English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia

1608-01-07

Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia

1609-05-23

Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.

1610-06-10

Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

1619-07-30

House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body

1619-08-20

1st known African Americans (appox. 20) land at Jamestown Virginia aboard Dutch vessel then sold or traded into servitude for supplies

1619-12-04

38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

1622-03-22

1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain

1623-03-05

1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia

1624-06-16

Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown

1629-03-24

1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia

1635-04-28

Virginia Gov John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office

1639-01-06

Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed

1654-11-21

Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia

1663-09-13

1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia)

1667-08-27

Earliest recorded hurricane in North America (Jamestown Virginia)

1676-05-10

Bacon's Rebellion begins, frontiersmen vs Virginia government

1676-08-03

Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"

1677-05-29

Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.

1691-08-16

Yorktown, Virginia founded

1693-02-08

William & Mary college is chartered in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia (2nd in North America)

1693-02-13

College of William & Mary opens in Virginia

1750-11-11

The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.

1758-07-24

George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

1766-02-11

Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia

1773-10-12

America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia

1774-05-28

1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)

1776-06-12

Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights

1776-06-29

Virginia state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor

1781-01-05

British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

1781-08-01

British army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia

1781-09-05

Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis

1787-05-29

"Virginia Plan" proposed

1788-06-25

Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution

1791-12-15

US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval. Becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution

1800-08-30

Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia

1802-01-29

John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress

1811-12-26

A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.

1831-08-21

Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)

1839-11-11

The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

1843-02-06

The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

1846-07-09

The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.

1859-06-11

Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada

1860-08-11

US's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)

1861-04-17

Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-18

Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, part of the Maryland Campaign (US Civil War)

1861-04-23

Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1861-04-27

West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from Union (US Civil War)

1861-05-23

3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia

1861-05-23

Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union

1861-06-19

Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

1861-06-25

Western Virginia campaign

1861-07-13

Battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia CS20 US53

1861-09-10

-15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia

1861-09-17

First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia (now Hampton University).

1861-10-24

West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1861-11-26

West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia

1862-03-08

Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor

1862-03-11

12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief

1862-03-28

Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia

1862-05-04

-5] Battle at Williamsburg, Virginia

1862-05-11

Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA

1862-05-15

Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Ft Darling), Virginia

1862-05-23

Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

1862-06-08

Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia

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

1862-06-30

Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War

1862-09-01

Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)

1862-09-14

Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia

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

1862-12-31

President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union

1863-01-17

Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

1863-02-10

1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia

1863-03-26

Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves

1863-04-02

Bread revolt in Richmond, Virginia

1863-04-19

Union troops/fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia

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

1863-06-13

Skirmish at Berryville Virginia

1863-06-14

Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia

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)

1863-06-20

West Virginia admitted as 35th US state

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

1863-10-14

Battle at Bristoe Station, Virginia (about 2000 casualties)

1863-10-14

Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign)

1863-11-01

-8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West 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

1864-05-07

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

1864-05-10

Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia

1864-05-10

Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia

1864-05-12

US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia

1864-05-15

Battle of New Market, Virginia

1864-05-16

Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)

1864-05-20

Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured

1864-05-21

Gen David Hunter takes command of Dept of West Virginia

1864-05-26

-30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia

1864-05-27

Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia

1864-05-30

Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War

1864-06-17

640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished

1864-07-20

Battle at Stephenson's Depot Virginia: 200 killed or injured

1864-07-28

2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia

1864-07-29

3rd & last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia

1864-08-14

2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault

1864-08-16

Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia

1864-08-18

6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault

1864-08-19

2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia

1864-08-21

Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties

1864-09-16

Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)

1864-09-19

3rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)

1864-10-13

Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)

1864-10-19

Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Conf attackers

1864-10-28

Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties

1865-03-30

-4] Battle at 5 Forks Virginia

1865-04-01

Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of Lee's army

1865-04-03

Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)

1869-12-10

The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.

1870-01-16

Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War

1870-01-26

Virginia rejoins US

1870-01-27

After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union

1883-11-03

Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

1888-02-02

Frank Sprague opens the first successful U.S. electric street railway system, the Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia

1897-01-23

Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

1897-03-11

A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.

1897-09-21

NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus," editorial

1921-05-03

West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax

1921-08-25

The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia

1921-12-04

The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.

1922-02-21

Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die

1924-04-28

119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster

1925-04-13

Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC

1925-05-14

Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.

1925-08-12

The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.

1926-11-27

Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

1928-11-12

British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110

1932-02-27

Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)

1936-07-10

112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record)

1942-01-06

Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia

1954-07-15

110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)

1955-08-15

Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 43 in NC, SC, Virginia & Maryland

1957-10-16

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

1960-05-10

John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia

1961-10-08

US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die

1962-10-13

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen

1963-04-28

17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win

1966-06-22

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens

1968-09-05

82nd US Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4 6-4)

1969-08-20

69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)

1969-09-07

US amateur Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)

1970-11-14

DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed

1972-02-26

Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek West Virginia, kills 125

1973-07-31

ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets

1973-10-27

Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6

1974-01-20

7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia

1974-08-01

Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to NY Nets

1974-12-01

Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died

1977-03-08

Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia

1977-07-01

84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

1978-04-27

Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51

1978-09-09

Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979

1979-09-16

23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US)

1979-10-14

Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1980-01-21

Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal

1980-06-08

50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

1980-08-03

Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1980-09-14

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1981-08-09

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1981-09-13

Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1981-12-28

The first 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

1982-05-09

Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1982-06-27

"Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC

1982-07-11

Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1982-12-24

Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

1983-03-06

"On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances

1983-05-15

Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1983-06-05

Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1983-10-01

Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America

1984-05-13

Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1984-05-20

"On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances

1984-08-05

Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1985-01-22

-30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)

1985-05-12

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1986-05-11

Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1987-04-02

"Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances

1987-05-03

"Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances

1987-05-10

Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1988-05-12

"Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances

1988-05-15

"Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances

1989-01-02

Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship

1989-07-18

48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)

1989-11-08

Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)

1989-12-11

"City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances

1990-01-13

1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)

1991-03-31

10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67

1992-01-19

"City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances

1992-04-26

"Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances

1993-01-25

Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.

1993-09-05

"Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 perfs

1993-12-09

"My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances

1994-01-01

Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13

1994-05-01

"My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances

1995-01-02

Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21

1995-03-02

"Smokey Joe's Cafe," opens at Virginia Theater NYC

1995-05-27

In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

1995-07-15

Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

1995-12-31

62nd Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech beats Texas

1996-12-27

Carquest Bowl 7: Miami beats Virginia, 31-21

1997-12-29

Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30

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, New York.

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.

2015-12-18

All schools shut down in a Virginia county over Islam homework assignment

2016-02-27

Virginia officer killed a day after she is sworn in

2016-03-13

Selection Sunday 2016: Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon Are Top Seeds

2016-04-23

Virginia governor signs order restoring voting rights for felons

2016-06-26

West Virginia's worst flooding in a century has killed 23

2017-08-12

Virginia governor orders National Guard on standby ahead of 'alt-right' rally

2017-08-13

Three dead, dozens injured after clashes at Virginia rally

2017-08-13

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to white nationalists: 'No place for you in America'

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Virginia - Notable Birthdays

George MasonDec 11, 1725

Martha WashingtonJun 13, 1731

George WashingtonFeb 22, 1732

Thomas JeffersonApr 13, 1743

John MarshallSep 24, 1755

James MonroeApr 28, 1758

William Henry HarrisonFeb 9, 1773

Henry ClayApr 12, 1777

Zachary TaylorNov 24, 1784

John TylerMar 29, 1790

Stephen Fuller AustinNov 3, 1793

Nat TurnerOct 2, 1800

Robert E. LeeJan 19, 1807

Cyrus Hall McCormickFeb 15, 1809

Thomas JacksonJan 21, 1824

J.E.B. StuartFeb 6, 1833

John Singleton MosbyDec 6, 1833

Virginia WoolfJan 25, 1882

Ginger RogersJul 16, 1911

Dorothy HeightMar 24, 1912

Tiny GrimesJul 7, 1916

Jerry WestMay 28, 1938

Tammy WynetteMay 5, 1942

Virginia WadeJul 10, 1945

George BrettMay 15, 1953

Virginia RuziciJan 31, 1955

Lawrence TaylorFeb 4, 1959

Virginia - Birthdays
Date Event
1458-09-11

Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia)

1561-12-09

Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony

1587-08-18

1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)

1609-08-06

Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)

1646-12-26

Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)

1718-04-27

Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (d. 1790)

1725-12-11

George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

1731-06-13

Martha Washington, Kent County, Virginia, 1st US First Lady (1789-97)

1732-02-22

George Washington, Westmoreland, Virginia, 1st American president (1789-97)

1743-04-13

Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)

1753-12-19

John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)

1755-09-24

John Marshall, Germantown Virginia, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)

1756-01-29

Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General

1758-04-28

James Monroe, Monroe Hall Virginia, 5th US President (1817-25)

1773-02-09

William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)

1773-06-02

John Randolph, U.S. Senator from Virginia (d. 1833)

1777-04-12

Henry Clay, [the Great Compromiser], Hanover County Virginia, US politician

1783-05-25

Philip Pendleton Barbour, Virginia politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)

1784-11-24

Zachary Taylor, Barboursville Virginia, 12th President (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

1790-03-29

John Tyler, Charles City County Virginia, (D/W) 10th Pres (1841-1845)

1793-11-03

Stephen Fuller Austin, Virginia USA, colonized Texas

1800-10-02

Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

1807-01-19

Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

1809-02-15

Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper)

1822-08-22

Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)

1824-01-21

Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)

1833-02-06

J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Patrick County, Virginia, Confederate General

1833-11-09

Sally Louisa Tompkins, nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born Mathews City, Virginia (D. 1916)

1833-12-06

John Singleton Mosby, Powhatan County, Virginia, lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1916)

1837-03-07

Henry Draper, Virginia, astro-spectro-photographer (Moon, Jupiter)

1841-03-01

Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)

1844-9-11

Virginia Moon, Robin Hood

1857-06-15

George Backus, The Warrens of Virginia

1859-07-04

Virginia Ross, False Evidence

1864-01-15

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Grafton West Virginia, early female photographer

1865-07-14

Annie Jones, Virginia, bearded lady

1873-10-29

Walter C. Kelly, The Virginia Judge

1874-11-24

Virginia De Castro e Almeida, Os Olhos da Alma

1878-02-13

Joe Farey, The Howards of Virginia

1879-05-04

Virginia Norden, The Deluded Wife

1880-11-25

Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf

1882-01-25

Virginia Woolf [Adeline], London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), (d. 1941)

1882-01-25

Virginia Woolf, Orlando

1882-07-29

Virginia Chauvenet, Jealousy

1882-08-06

Virginia Dare, The Moth

1883-06-11

Virginia Brissac, Rebel Without a Cause

1885-02-13

Elizabeth Virginia [Bess] Truman, US First Lady (1945-52)

1885-06-29

Virginia Pope, (NY Times)

1886-01-07

Virginia Hudson Brightman, Teeth

1886-01-24

Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)

1886-03-07

Virginia Pearson, The Phantom of the Opera

1887-01-20

Waldo Twitchell, The Howards of Virginia

1888-10-25

Richard E Byrd, Virginia, admiral/polar explorer (1926)

1888-11-11

Virginia Kirtley, Polishing Up Polly

1888-12-02

Bonita, The Virginia Judge

1889-05-02

Virginia Edwards, Nocturne

1889-05-10

Mae Murray, Portsmouth, Virginia, American silent screen actress (d. 1965)

1889-05-23

Virginia True Boardman, Michael O'Halloran

1889-08-27

Elizabeth Page, The Howards of Virginia

1890-03-31

Virginia Philley Withey, A Case of Poison

1890-05-23

Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer

1890-08-13

[Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, black US advocate in Virginia

1891-12-15

A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)

1892-12-30

John Litel, Albany WI, actor (Virginia City, My Hero)

1893-07-02

Virginia Flohri, Alibi

1893-08-20

Virginia Hammond, Romeo and Juliet

1894-09-17

Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)

1898-06-10

Virginia Valli, [McSweeney], Chicago IL, actress (Pleasure Garden)

1898-07-21

Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)

1900-09-01

Richard Arlen, Virginia, actor (Alice in Wonderland, Crawling Hand)

1904-03-07

Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8)

1905-05-15

Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)

1907-02-10

Virginia M. Cooke, Shed No Tears

1907-05-30

Virginia Karns, Babes in Toyland

1907-08-29

Virginia Dabney, Daughter of Shanghai

1908-04-12

Virginia Cherrill, actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights, Delicious)

1908-04-12

Virginia Cherrill, City Lights

1909-04-23

Virginia Lucille Jones, One Moment Please

1909-06-07

Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist (d. 1974)

1910-06-22

Violet Virginia Blackton, March of the Movies

1910-09-29

Virginia Bruce, actress (Action in Arabia)

1910-12-05

Virginia Lee Corbin, Hands Up!

1910-9-29

Virginia Bruce, The Great Ziegfeld

1911-01-08

Virginia Gordon, Connie and Frankie

1911-05-05

Virginia Fordyce, Bonds of Deception

1911-05-16

Margaret Sullavan, Norfolk, Virginia, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner)

1911-06-30

Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )

1911-07-16

Ginger Rogers, [Virginia McMath], Independ Mo, dancer (Gay Divorcee)

1911-10-21

Virginia Tallent, The Affairs of Martha

1912-02-05

Tex Atchison, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

1912-02-17

Virginia Sorensen, A Loss of Innocence

1912-03-24

Dorothy Height, Richmond, Virginia, American civil rights and women's rights activist

1912-06-19

Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)

1912-06-25

Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor

1912-07-04

Virginia Graham, Chicago Ill, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I)

1912-07-04

Virginia Graham, Another World

1912-08-11

Virginia Pine, Hot Off the Press

1912-11-24

Virginia Manzano, El juicio de los padres

1912-9-25

Virginia Crawford, Blind Date

1913-03-01

Virginia Faulkner, Bridal Suite

1913-12-02

Virginia Carroll, Waterloo Bridge

1913-9-15

Virginia Card, The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury

1914-02-11

Virginia Hogen, Song of the Islands

1914-02-17

Virginia Campbell, Unconquered

1916-03-01

Virginia Nicolson, Too Much Johnson

1916-03-06

Virginia Gregg, Operation Petticoat

1916-05-25

Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)

1916-07-07

Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist

1916-07-31

Virginia Walker, Bringing Up Baby

1916-08-26

Virginia Hill, Kefauver Investigation

1916-11-20

Virginia Verrill, Styles and Smiles

1916-9-30

Virginia Martindale, Image of the Beast

1917-01-19

Virginia Engels, Obliging Young Lady

1917-03-22

Virginia Grey, LA, actress (Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho)

1917-03-22

Virginia Grey, All That Heaven Allows

1917-07-01

Virginia Dale, Holiday Inn

1917-07-04

Virginia Gumm, La Fiesta de Santa Barbara

1917-08-09

Virginia Blair, Mannequin

1917-11-04

Virginia Field, Waterloo Bridge

1917-11-08

Virginia Jencks, Salt of the Earth

1917-9-05

Virginia Ruark, Africa Adventure

1917-9-06

Richard Barr, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1918-04-04

Virginia Keiley, Fancy Pants

1918-05-03

Virginia Vincent, I Want to Live!

1918-10-01

Virginia Marshall, The Toy Shop

1918-12-31

Virginia Davis, Three on a Match

1919-04-18

Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)

1919-04-18

Virginia O'Brien, The Harvey Girls

1919-07-26

Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)

1919-07-26

Virginia Gilmore, The Pride of the Yankees

1919-10-18

Camilla Williams, Danville, Virginia, operatic soprano, (d. 2012)

1919-12-19

Virginia Dwyer, As the World Turns

1920-02-03

George A. Miller, Charleston, West Virginia, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), (d. 2012)

1920-02-17

Virginia Hunter, Sing a Song of Six Pants

1920-03-05

Virginia Christine, Stanton, Iowa, American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo)

1920-03-05

Virginia Christine, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

1920-05-20

Virginia Vale, Blonde Comet

1920-11-30

Virginia Mayo, St Louis Mo, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat)

1920-11-30

Virginia Mayo, White Heat

1920-12-09

Virginia Wicks, Hot Rhythm

1921-03-25

Virginia Wilson, Shrek 2

1921-04-08

Virginia O'Brien, Los Angeles California, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies)

1921-04-11

Virginia O'Brien, Los Angeles California, actress (Francis in the Navy)

1921-04-19

Virginia Hall, Old Overland Trail

1921-05-03

Virginia L. Stone, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

1921-05-12

Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist

1921-05-25

Virginia Cruzon, Ziegfeld Girl

1921-06-14

Virginia Chapman, The Case of the Gallant Grafter

1921-08-02

Virginia Funicello, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story

1921-11-07

Virginia Kaye, The Edge of Night

1921-12-08

Virginia Hopkins, Two of a Kind

1921-9-20

Virginia Belmont, Dangers of the Canadian Mounted

1922-01-11

Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper, Salt Lake Diversions

1922-01-25

Virginia Winter, Brighton Rock

1922-07-07

Virginia Baker, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

1923-06-06

Virginia C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

1923-06-06

Virginia Clinton Kelley, The Last Party

1923-07-12

Virginia Kilpatrick-Shehee, I Am the Strand

1923-12-28

Virginia Peters, Ali Baba Goes to Town

1923-9-04

Virginia Maxey, Trail to Laredo

1924-07-15

Virginia Peters, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

1924-07-23

Virginia Lee, The Black Widow

1924-10-03

Big Wilson, Yes Virginia, There Really Is a Milky Way!

1924-12-27

Virginia Eiler, Class Reunion

1925-02-11

Virginia E Johnson, doctor/sexologist (Masters & Johnson)

1925-02-11

Virginia Johnson, The Truth About Sex

1925-02-11

Virginia Johnson, You're Human Like the Rest of Them

1925-04-12

Virginia Stefan, The Spy

1925-04-24

Virginia Huston, Out of the Past

1925-06-25

Virginia Welles, To Each His Own

1925-07-21

Virginia Ellis, They Shall Have Music

1925-09-22

Virginia Capers, Sumter SC, actress (White Mama, Original Intent)

1925-11-10

Richard Burton, South Wales, actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf)

1925-11-10

Richard Burton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1925-11-28

Virginia Hewitt, Shreveport La, actress (Carol-Space Patrol)

1925-11-28

Virginia Hewitt, Bowery Battalion

1925-9-22

Virginia Capers, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1926-03-21

Virginia Weidler, Hollywood CA, actress (Babes on Broadway)

1926-06-25

Virginia Patton, It's a Wonderful Life

1926-08-19

Johnny Boyd, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

1926-11-29

Dagmar, Huntington, West Virginia, American actress (Broadway's Open House)

1927-03-21

Virginia Weidler, The Philadelphia Story

1927-10-04

Virginia Luque, The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon

1927-10-18

George C. Scott, Wise, Virginia, American actor/director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove)

1927-12-02

Virginia Martin, It's Magic

1927-9-23

Virginia McDowall, The Fan

1928-02-03

Virginia Curtis, Caesar's Hour

1928-04-09

Virginia Gibson, Funny Face

1928-07-25

John Papit, Wahoowa: The History of Virginia Cavalier Football

1928-08-07

Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)

1928-11-27

Virginia Gutiérrez, La familia

1929-01-29

Virginia Jaeger, Pheasant Under Glass

1929-02-18

Virginia Walper, It Started with a Kiss

1930-08-18

Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre

1930-08-31

Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)

1930-9-30

Virginia Wood, Lady in Cement

1931-06-07

Virginia McKenna, actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba)

1931-06-07

Virginia McKenna, Born Free

1931-11-27

Virginia Munshin, The Caretakers

1932-03-09

Keely Smith, Norfolk Virginia, American singer (Mrs Louie Prima)

1932-10-15

Virginia Leith, The Brain That Wouldn't Die

1932-10-20

Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)

1932-12-10

Virginia Graham, The Manson Women: An American Nightmare

1933-02-09

Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II

1933-04-15

Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)

1933-11-16

Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)

1934-02-13

George Segal, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1934-9-12

Virginia Paris, Santa Barbara

1934-9-12

Virginia Steding, The Gold Bar

1936-02-27

Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)

1936-02-27

Virginia Maskell, Only Two Can Play

1936-03-12

Virginia Hamilton, The Planet of Junior Brown

1936-03-17

Robert Daniel, Richmond, Virginia, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), (d. 2012)

1936-10-28

Virginia Gordon, Hot Spur

1937-04-27

Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1937-11-17

Virginia Holden, Walk on the Wild Side

1937-9-11

Virginia Wing, Charley Varrick

1938-05-28

Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)

1938-9-01

Virginia Aldridge, The Lesson

1939-04-05

Virginia Kiser, Poltergeist

1939-05-01

Max Robinson, Richmond Virginia, American broadcast journalistr (ABC Evening News) (d. 1988)

1939-07-22

Mildred Loving, Loving vs. Virginia

1939-12-09

Virginia Vestoff, 1776

1940-04-18

Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)

1942-05-05

Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man), (d. 1998)

1943-05-09

Virginia Wetherell, A Clockwork Orange

1944-11-15

Virginia Sendel, Fauna fabulosa

1945-05-16

James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)

1945-07-09

Lewis F Payne Jr, (Rep-D-Virginia)

1945-07-10

[Sarah] Virginia Wade, Bournemouth England, tennis star (Wimbledon 1977)

1945-07-10

Virginia Wade, Episode dated 6 July 2007

1945-08-02

Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], Haddonfield, New Jersey, American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire)

1945-08-06

C. Virginia Fields, The Promise of New York

1945-11-27

James Avery, Pughsville, Virginia, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)

1945-9-03

Lene Larsen, Orquesta Club Virginia

1946-02-09

Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia

1946-03-22

Virginia Lago, El verso

1946-04-24

Virginia North, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

1946-08-01

Frederick C Boucher, (Rep-D-Virginia, 1983- )

1946-10-22

Virginia Ann Lee, General Hospital

1946-10-27

Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)

1947-04-30

Robert Scott, (Rep-D-Virginia)

1948-03-12

Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage

1948-03-12

Virginia Bottomley, Dennis Pennis R.I.P.

1948-04-18

Virginia Ridley, Death in a Small Town

1951-08-24

George Barker, Virginia Is for Drivers

1951-11-19

Virginia Rogin, Iubire cu pumnul

1952-01-15

Miguel Chicharro, Orquesta Club Virginia

1952-02-18

Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)

1952-02-29

José María Guzmán, Orquesta Club Virginia

1952-06-19

Virginia Hey, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

1952-09-22

Robert W Goodlatte, (Rep-R-Virginia)

1953-05-15

George Brett, Glen Dale West Virginia, KC Royal 3rd baseman (1980 AL MVP)

1953-07-14

Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], Portsmouth, Virginia, American model/singer (Nov 1974 Playmate of the Month)

1954-03-18

Lili Marlene, Virginia

1955-01-22

John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)

1955-01-31

Virginia Ruzici, Campia Turzii Romania, tennis star (1978 French Open champion)

1955-02-01

Virginia Elliot, three-day eventer

1955-02-02

Virginia Holgate, International Velvet

1957-01-21

Geena [Virginia] Davis, Wareham Mass, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly)

1957-03-02

Virginia Mataix, Rowing with the Wind

1957-07-20

Donna Dixon, Virginia, actress and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)

1959-02-04

Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)

1959-07-07

Billy Campbell [William Oliver], Charlottesville, Virginia, American actor (Once and Again, Dracula)

1959-08-12

Virginia Nelson, Dot the I

1960-01-17

Virginia Duff, Unlawful Killing

1961-09-11

Virginia Madsen, Chicago Ill, actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class)

1961-9-11

Virginia Madsen, Sideways

1962-05-28

Jerry Mattiaccio, Virginia Is for Drivers

1963-06-13

Bettina Bunge, Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983)

1963-12-13

Gordon Scott, Sons of Virginia

1964-03-01

Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)

1964-03-31

Virginia Rodrigues, Tieta do Agreste

1965-04-06

Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1965-08-10

Virginia Smith, Clerks

1965-10-06

Peter Haas, Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

1966-01-07

Courtney Lemmon, Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

1966-01-15

Virginia Innocenti, Iluminados por el fuego

1967-03-20

Jeff Wilson, The Mount-Edith Wharton Home/Virginia Greek Revival Farmhouse/San Francisco Mediterranean/Indiana Italianate

1967-03-24

Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)

1969-01-20

Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner

1969-01-25

Virginia Lombardo, Irreversible

1969-06-24

Melissa Gurney, California, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)

1970-01-20

Terry Kirby, Wahoowa: The History of Virginia Cavalier Football

1970-10-25

Audra Wilks, Miss USA-Virginia (1997, Miss Photogenic)

1970-10-26

Randall Evans, Franklin Virginia, 100m/200m runner

1970-11-25

Virginia Cavendish, A Dog's Will

1971-03-11

Virginia Bravo, Cuenta pendiente II

1971-09-08

David Arquette, Winchester, Virginia, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell)

1972-01-11

Amber Medlin, Virginia Beach Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1996)

1972-08-16

Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)

1972-10-18

Angie Marzetta, Norfolk Virginia, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)

1973-09-21

Virginia Ruano-Pascual, Madrid Spain, tennis star

1973-9-21

Virginia Ruano, Episode dated 28 December 2009

1974-06-30

Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)

1974-11-23

Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA (1996)

1975-01-24

Danielle Connors, Miss Virginia USA (1996)

1975-05-15

Carla Mori, Lola & Virginia Live Action

1975-05-20

Virginia Anderson, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

1976-03-27

Susie Oliver, Virginia

1977-03-05

Natalie Bevins, Miss USA-West Virginia (1997)

1977-05-30

Virginia Giacosa, Un día de feria

1977-11-14

Heather Gray, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1996)

1977-9-18

Virginia Muñoz, 321 días en Michigan

1978-03-19

Virginia Williams, One Life to Live

1978-05-21

Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)

1979-02-28

Virginia Ledgerwood, Chester Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979-03-19

Virginia Bagnato, Christmas on Division Street

1979-05-01

Kimberly Grigsby, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1997)

1980-01-25

Amanda Michelle Burns, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1997)

1981-05-16

Gilbert Le, Virginia

1981-06-15

Virginia Da Cunha, Popstars: Argentina

1981-08-20

Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

1982-01-22

Virginia Masery, Scrotal Vengeance

1982-03-27

Virginia, Access Restricted: No Boys

1982-9-29

Virginia Maestro, Episode dated 21 August 2012

1983-03-12

Mel Senecal, Yes, Virginia

1984-01-18

Seung-Hui Cho, shooter at Virginia Tech

1985-06-21

Scott Van Duinen, Virginia

1986-01-28

Virginia Romero, Carmina or Blow Up

1986-03-27

Virginia Cassavetes, The Other Woman

1986-9-25

Sarah Virginia Brock, Pretty Vacants

1987-03-05

Virginia Petrucci, Bikini Spring Break

1987-9-01

Kevin Southworth, Finding Virginia

1988-11-28

Lara LaShell, Virginia

1994-08-07

Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen & Antonio Sabatto Jr

1995-04-18

Virginia Gardner, Project Almanac

1998-02-16

Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf

Virginia - Notable Weddings

John MarshallJan 3, 1783

James MadisonSep 15, 1794

William ClarkJan 5, 1808

Robert E. LeeJun 30, 1831

Edgar Allan PoeMay 16, 1836

David FarragutDec 26, 1843

James LongstreetMar 8, 1848

Virginia WoolfAug 10, 1912

John MaddenDec 26, 1959

Jerry WestApr 10, 1960

Tim RainesOct 16, 1979

Martin LawrenceJan 7, 1995

Alan GreenspanApr 6, 1997

Emmitt SmithApr 22, 2000

Virginia - Weddings
Date Event
1783-01-03

US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

1794-09-15

4th US President James Madison (43) weds Dolley Madison (26) in Jefferson County, West Virginia

1808-01-05

Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia

1831-06-30

Soldier and Future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Curtis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia

1836-05-16

US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

1843-12-26

US Navy flag officer David Farragut (42) weds Virginia Loyall

1848-03-08

Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia

1891-03-21

A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years

1912-08-10

British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

1934-02-10

British born actor "North by Northwest" Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26)

1948-10-21

Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld

1959-12-26

NFL coach John Madden (23) weds Virginia Fields

1960-04-10

NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

1979-10-16

MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

1992-06-15

Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford

1995-01-07

Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

1997-04-06

Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

2000-04-22

NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

2000-08-18

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (57) weds former congressional aide Calista Bisek (34) in Alexandria, Virginia

2006-03-16

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (58) weds Svetlana Erokhin in Harrisonburg, Virginia

2006-07-27

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (27) weds Eva Bryan in Eastville, Virginia

Virginia - Notable Deaths

Nat TurnerNov 11, 1831

Virginia WoolfMar 28, 1941

Virginia - Deaths
Date Event
1535-03-01

Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies

1618-06-07

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)

1675-04-12

Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)

1687-04-12

Ambrose Dixon, Virginia Colony pioneer

1706-08-23

Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)

1709-07-17

Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)

1722-04-21

Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)

1726-07-22

Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia

1740-06-06

Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony

1770-07-27

Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)

1772-11-19

William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)

1790-01-31

Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)

1800-10-07

Gabriel, slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged

1831-11-11

Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

1862-09-01

Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia

1864-12-02

Archibald Gracie III, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at Siege of Petersburg, Virginia aged 32

1921-09-09

Virginia Rappe, His Musical Sneeze

1927-07-28

Virginia Chester, The Yaqui Girl

1930-09-24

William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)

1935-01-27

Virginia Ross, False Evidence

1939-01-06

Walter C. Kelly, The Virginia Judge

1939-05-22

George Backus, The Warrens of Virginia

1940-10-21

William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)

1941-03-28

Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], author (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

1941-03-28

Virginia Woolf, Orlando

1942-06-05

Virginia Lee Corbin, Hands Up!

1942-10-13

Virginia Vance, Empty Heads

1943-12-09

Bonita, The Virginia Judge

1945-01-22

Virginia De Castro e Almeida, Os Olhos da Alma

1946-12-23

Virginia Walker, Bringing Up Baby

1948-04-03

Virginia Crawford, Blind Date

1949-03-06

Virginia Chauvenet, Jealousy

1954-11-29

Virginia Hopkins, Two of a Kind

1955-01-12

Virginia Thomas, The Private Life of Helen of Troy

1956-08-19

Virginia Kirtley, Polishing Up Polly

1956-12-05

Virginia Engels, Obliging Young Lady

1960-01-31

Virginia Ray, One in a Million

1962-07-08

Virginia Munshin, The Caretakers

1968-01-25

Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31

1968-07-01

Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42

1971-06-10

Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82

1977-05-27

Virginia Gumm, La Fiesta de Santa Barbara

1980-02-10

Virginia Philley Withey, A Case of Poison

1980-06-30

Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies

1980-06-30

Virginia Brown Faire, West of the Divide

1981-02-28

Virginia Huston, Out of the Past

1982-01-30

Virginia Marshall, The Toy Shop

1982-02-24

Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71

1982-08-04

Tex Atchison, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

1982-10-14

Virginia Fox, Neighbors

1984-08-05

Richard Burton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1984-09-29

Virginia Blair, Mannequin

1984-12-03

Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72

1985-02-18

Virginia Manzano, El juicio de los padres

1986-03-28

Virginia Gilmore, actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies

1986-03-28

Virginia Gilmore, The Pride of the Yankees

1986-07-21

Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60

1986-07-21

Virginia Hewitt, Bowery Battalion

1986-09-15

Virginia Gregg, actress (Little Women), dies at 69

1986-09-15

Virginia Gregg, Operation Petticoat

1986-10-08

Virginia Lucille Jones, One Moment Please

1986-12-19

Virginia C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

1987-01-10

Virginia M. Cooke, Shed No Tears

1988-01-30

Virginia Mullen, Moonrise

1988-05-19

Virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90

1988-05-19

Virginia Farmer, Cyrano de Bergerac

1989-01-09

Richard Barr, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1989-10-05

Big Wilson, Yes Virginia, There Really Is a Milky Way!

1990-06-21

Virginia Karns, Babes in Toyland

1990-06-23

Virginia Keiley, Fancy Pants

1991-12-24

Virginia Sorensen, A Loss of Innocence

1992-01-02

Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74

1992-01-02

Virginia Field, Waterloo Bridge

1992-03-02

Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1992-08-23

Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92

1992-08-23

Virginia Sale, Topper

1994-01-06

Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70

1994-01-06

Virginia Clinton Kelley, The Last Party

1994-04-04

Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77

1994-10-03

Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77

1994-10-03

Virginia Dale, Holiday Inn

1995-05-13

Virginia Fordyce, Bonds of Deception

1995-10-09

Virginia Majewski, On Dangerous Ground

1995-10-21

Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70

1995-10-30

Virginia Bradford, Chicago

1996-01-14

Virginia Lee, Destiny's Isle

1996-07-24

Virginia Christine, actress (Mrs Olson), dies at 76

1996-07-24

Virginia Christine, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

1996-11-14

Virginia Cherrill, actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights), dies at 88

1996-11-14

Virginia Cherrill, City Lights

1996-11-21

Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92

1996-11-21

Virginia Downing, The Case of the Lively Ghost

1997-03-12

Virginia L. Stone, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

1997-10-04

Virginia Ridley, Death in a Small Town

1998-12-05

Virginia Peters, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

1998-12-22

Virginia Graham, Another World

1999-01-18

Virginia Verrill, Styles and Smiles

2000-11-19

Virginia Dabney, Daughter of Shanghai

2001-01-16

Virginia O'Brien, The Harvey Girls

2001-07-14

Virginia Bushman, Playing the Swell

2002-02-19

Virginia Hamilton, The Planet of Junior Brown

2002-09-19

Virginia Welles, To Each His Own

2003-01-01

Virginia Baker, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

2003-10-27

Johnny Boyd, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

2004-01-05

Virginia Eiler, Class Reunion

2004-05-06

Virginia Capers, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

2004-06-05

Virginia North, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

2004-07-31

Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)

2004-07-31

Virginia Grey, All That Heaven Allows

2004-10-04

Virginia Curtis, Caesar's Hour

2004-12-21

Virginia McNaughton, Richard Himber & His Orchestra

2005-01-17

Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)

2005-01-17

Virginia Mayo, White Heat

2005-03-18

Virginia Kaye, The Edge of Night

2005-07-22

Virginia Martindale, Image of the Beast

2005-11-05

Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)

2006-09-14

Virginia Vale, Blonde Comet

2006-12-08

Virginia McDowall, The Fan

2007-04-16

Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre

2007-09-02

Virginia Funicello, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story

2008-03-23

Virginia Steding, The Gold Bar

2008-03-23

Virginia Paris, Santa Barbara

2008-04-04

Virginia Jaeger, Pheasant Under Glass

2008-04-28

Virginia Wood, Lady in Cement

2008-05-02

Mildred Loving, Loving vs. Virginia

2008-06-26

Virginia Walper, It Started with a Kiss

2008-11-22

Virginia Lee, The Black Widow

2008-11-24

Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)

2008-12-12

Virginia Ellis, They Shall Have Music

2009-07-23

Virginia Carroll, Waterloo Bridge

2009-08-15

Virginia Davis, Three on a Match

2010-06-09

Virginia Peters, Ali Baba Goes to Town

2010-08-21

Virginia Cruzon, Ziegfeld Girl

2010-10-24

Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper, Salt Lake Diversions

2012-02-04

Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75

2012-03-23

Virginia Hunter, Sing a Song of Six Pants

2012-08-20

Virginia Dwyer, As the World Turns

2013-02-17

Virginia Card, The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury

2013-03-20

Virginia Wicks, Hot Rhythm

2013-04-25

Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88

2013-04-25

Virginia Gibson, Funny Face

2013-07-24

Virginia Johnson, You're Human Like the Rest of Them

2013-07-24

Virginia Johnson, The Truth About Sex

2013-10-03

Virginia Vincent, I Want to Live!

2014-05-06

Virginia Belmont, Dangers of the Canadian Mounted

2014-06-03

Virginia Luque, The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon

2015-04-06

John Papit, Wahoowa: The History of Virginia Cavalier Football

2015-07-06

Virginia Kilpatrick-Shehee, I Am the Strand


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