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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
April 1998 Schedule


April 1 Charleston lawyer blocks premiere of Birth of a Nation (1925)

April 2 Death of Morris Harvey (1908)

April 3 Establishment of West Virginia University (1867)

April 6 Don Chafin elected to public office (1911)

April 7 Floods devastate southern WV (1977)

April 8 National Guard plane crash at Charleston (1951)

April 9 Approval of the new WV Constitution (1872)

April 10 Birth of U.S. Senator John E. Kenna (1848)

April 13 Indictment of former Governor Arch Moore (1990)

April 14 Governor Henry Hatfield dictates end to coal strike (1913)

April 15 Death of statehood leader & U.S. Representative Peter G. Van Winkle (1872)

April 16 Split in the state Democratic party (1952)

April 17 Town of Franklin burns (1924)

April 20 Incorporation of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (1885)

April 21 Creation of UMW District 17 (1890)

April 22 Formation of the WV Federation of Women's Clubs (1904)

April 23 Andrew Rowan & the Message to Garcia (1857)

April 24 President Lyndon Johnson launches his War on Poverty (1964)

April 27 Willow Island disaster (1978)

April 28 Eccles/Benwood coal mine disasters (1914/1924)

April 29 Jones-Imboden raid (1863)

April 30 Massacre of Logan's family (1774)


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