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September 8, 1953: Life of Governor John J. Cornwell

September 9, 1920: Life of John William Davis

September 17, 1972: Presidential candidate George McGovern in Huntington

September 24, 1952: Vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon meets presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower in Wheeling

October 20, 1926: Impeachment of Auditor John C. Bond

October 21, 1918: Life of Governor Hulett C. Smith

November 3, 1968: Helicopter crash of gubernatorial candidate Arch Moore

November 26, 1965: Life of Governor William Marland

December 11, 1893: Life of Governor Jacob B. Jackson

December 18, 1841: Life of U.S. Senator Nathan B. Scott

December 26, 1811: Life of U.S. Representative John George Jackson

January 5, 1911: Star City elects a Socialist government

January 8, 1866: Life of Governor William Conley

January 13, 1941: Inauguration of Governor Matthew Neely

January 22, 1953: Governor William Marland & the coal severance tax

January 26, 1855: Birth of Secretary of the Interior John Barton Payne

February 4, 1911: Death of U.S. Senator Stephen Elkins

February 9, 1950: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy launches anti-Communism crusade in Wheeling

March 4, 1889: Disputed election results in the inauguration of 3 governors

March 17, 1858: Birth of U.S. Senator & journalist William Chilton

March 23, 1989: Impeachment proceedings against Treasurer A. James Manchin

March 31, 1887: Life of Daniel Mayer

April 6, 1911: Don Chafin elected to political office

April 9, 1872: Approval of the new WV Constitution

April 10, 1848: Birth of U.S. Senator John E. Kenna

April 13, 1990: Indictment of former governor Arch Moore

April 16, 1952: Split in the state Democratic party

May 6, 1970: Student protests at WVU following Kent State incident

May 14, 1940: Defeat of U.S. Senator Rush Holt

May 22, 1880: Birth of U.S. Representative Joe L. Smith of Beckley

May 28, 1863: Arthur Boreman elected as WV's first governor


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