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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
January 1998 Schedule


January 1 Hatfield-McCoy feud (1888)

January 2 Founding of Nitro (1918)

January 4 Death of U.S. Senator Stephen Elkins (1911)

January 5 Star City elects a Socialist government (1911)

January 6 Establishment of Weston State Hospital (1860)

January 7 Battle of Blues Gap (1862)

January 8 Life of Governor William Conley (1866)

January 9 Barnette v. Board of Education (1942)

January 12 Governor Hulett Smith proposes strip mining reform (1967)

January 13 Inauguration of Governor Matthew Neely (1941)

January 14 Retirement of UMW president John L. Lewis (1960)

January 15 Martin Luther King's Birthday (visit to Charleston in 1960) (1929)

January 16 Pro basketball player Elgin Baylor boycotts game in Charleston (1959)

January 19 Hanging of John Hardy (1894)

January 20 Snowstorm cripples West Virginia (1978)

January 21 Death of Confederate general John McCausland (1927)

January 22 Governor William Marland & the coal severance tax (1953)

January 23 Birth of labor leader Fred Mooney (1888)

January 26 Birth of Secretary of the Interior John B. Payne (1855)

January 26 Sid Hatfield's murder trial (1921)

January 27 Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company incorporated (1827)

January 29 Completion of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (1873)

January 30 Establishment of Fort Lee at Charleston (1788)


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