Skip Navigation

"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
February 1998 Schedule


February 2 Birth of WV Poet Laureate Karl Myers (1899)

February 3 Jefferson County seat moved from Shepherdstown to Charles Town (1871)

February 5 The energy crisis (1974)

February 6 National press spotlights poverty in WV (1960)

February 9 U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy launches anti-Communism crusade in Wheeling (1950)

February 10 WV Legislature approves use of electric chair (1949)

February 11 Birth of WV State College president John W. Davis (1888)

February 12 Floods devastate Huntington (1884)

February 13 Labor leader Mother Jones arrested (1913)

February 16 West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Denmar (1917)

February 17 Morgan Morgan organizes militia (1735)

February 18 Black lung strike (1969)

February 19 Pittston coal strike (1990)

February 20 WV Legislature rejects proposal to admit women to WVU (1885)

February 23 Creation of the Mother's Pension Fund (1917)

February 24 Execution of John Yates Beall (1865)

February 25 Opening of the WV Governor's Mansion (1925)

February 26 Buffalo Creek flood (1972)

February 27 Incorporation of Huntington (1871)


"Time Trail, West Virginia"

West Virginia History Center West Virginia History Center