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"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
May 1998 Schedule


May 1 Burning of Princeton during Civil War (1862)

May 4 Formation of the Children's Home Society of WV (1896)

May 5 Perfection Garment Co. strike in Martinsburg (1953)

May 6 Student protests at WVU following Kent State incident (1970)

May 7 Rescue efforts at Hominy Falls mine disaster (1968)

May 8 Establishment of Mother's Day (1914)

May 11 The Recht decision (1982)

May 12 Three-Days Battle of the Tug (1921)

May 13 First Wheeling Convention (1861)

May 14 Defeat of U.S. Senator Rush Holt (1940)

May 15 First telephone exchange in West Virginia (Wheeling)(1880)

May 18 Jimmy G. Stewart earns Medal of Honor (1966)

May 19 Matewan Massacre (1920)

May 20 News of Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster first published (1931)

May 21 State capital relocated to Wheeling (1875)

May 22 Birth of U.S. Representative Joe L. Smith of Beckley (1880)

May 25 Gen. John Fremont evacuates the town of Franklin (1862)

May 26 Birth of WVU football standout and coach Ira "Rat" Rodgers (1895)

May 27 First Vandalia Gathering (1977)

May 28 Arthur Boreman elected as WV's first governor (1863)

May 29 Federal food stamp program inaugurated in WV (1961)


"Time Trail, West Virginia"

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