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On this day in 1610, William Strachey dated a letter, addressed to an anonymous "Excellent Lady," in which he spun his now-famous narrative of the Sea Venture shipwreck on the islands of Bermuda. Comment?
On this day in 2007, I arrived in Virginia without a job or a home, but with a good working knowledge of 1776 .* And while being able to recite the lyrics to "Sit Down, John!" has neither been sufficient in terms of my professional advancement nor even helpful where the happiness of my marriage is concerned, it has given me great joy. Comment?
On this day 150 years ago, the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg , Robert E. Lee attacked the center of the Union line in what became known as Pickett's Charge . Comment?
Where were we? Oh yes. Day two of Gettysburg , fought 150 years ago on fields just to the north of Virginia. Comment?
Such a big day for Civil War nerds. On this day 150 years ago, Confederate general A. P. Hill sent two divisions into the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg to brush aside whatever annoying Union presence had shot at his men the day before. Comment?
On this day in 1788, and after intense debate among the delegates to the Virginia Convention, the United States Constitution is ratified by an 89 to 79 vote-due in part to a promise by the Federalists to consider amendments after ratification. Comment?
On this day in 1726, the governor's Council clerk, William Robertson , had the thankless task of informing the body's senior member, Edmund Jenings , that he had been found incompetent to serve. Comment?
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