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14 Times The Entire Country Was Looking At Virginia In Suspense And Awe

Virginia has more than just a few claims to fame. When it comes to American history, a recorded history that’s, admittedly, much younger than that of many other countries around the world, Virginia is an old-timer. Starting on April 26, 1607, when three boats filled with English colonists landed on the shores of Cape Henry, Virginia has served as a place where things happen – both good and bad, but almost always newsworthy.

The following is a list of times that the world turned its eyes to Virginia – some good, some bad. And of course, some LONG before we had international communication, 24-hour news channels and social media. Many of these are events that changed the course of American history – and others are simply fun stories. But all of them show that in the end, Virginia is anything but boring.

While these 14 stories are by NO means the only notable events in Virginia over the last few hundred years, they are definitely some of the highlights! What other stories do you think should be on the list? Tell us in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.