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Danny Heater
Sid Hatfield


Newspaper Headline

On January 26, 1960, Burnsville High School basketball star Danny Heater set a national record by scoring 135 points in a game against Widen High School.

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"Burnsville Boy Gets 135 Points In 173-43 Win"
"One Boy Scores 135 As Mates Feed Star"
"Plan For Heater Worked"


Sid Hatfield

On January 26, 1921, the trial of police chief Sid Hatfield for his role in the Matewan Massacre began in Williamson.

Learn more:
Sources on the Matewan Massacre
Matewan Massacre
Three Days Battle of the Tug
Sid Hatfield's Murder Trial


On This Day in West Virginia History: January

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