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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
March 1998 Schedule


March 2 Birth of legendary basketball coach & author Clair Bee (1900)

March 3 Founding of the WV School for the Deaf and Blind (1870)

March 4 Disputed election results in the inauguration of 3 governors (1889)

March 5 Opening of the WV Normal & Industrial School for Colored Orphans (1900)

March 6 Red Ash coal mine disaster (1900)

March 9 Honoring Medal of Honor recipient Cornelius Charlton (1990)

March 10 Women's suffrage (1920)

March 11 Use of state militia to put down Hawks Nest coal strike (1881)

March 12 Incorporation of Wheeling Hospital (1850)

March 13 WV State College wins national black basketball championship (1948)

March 16 Construction of the Staunton & Parkersburg Turnpike (1838)

March 17 Birth of U.S. Senator & journalist William Chilton (1858)

March 18 Execution of mass murderer Harry Powers (1932)

March 19 1st state basketball tournament for black athletes (1925)

March 20 Riot at WV Penitentiary (1973)

March 23 Impeachment proceedings against Treasurer A. James Manchin (1989)

March 24 WV National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border (1917)

March 25 Harry Brawley & the WV Educational Broadcasting Authority (1992)

March 26 WV statehood referendum (1863)

March 27 Jefferson County 49ers prospect for gold in California (1849)

March 30 McNeill's Rangers' last raid on the B&O (1865)

March 31 Life of Daniel Mayer (1887)


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