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5 Fun Facts About February 9 In West Virginia History

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1. In 1934, the winter storm known as the "Snawdoun" began in West Virginia, bringing up to 20 inches of snow to some areas.
2. On February 9, 1945, the USS West Virginia was re-commissioned after being heavily damaged and sunk during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
3. In 1950, the first commercial telecast in West Virginia aired on WCHS-TV in Charleston.
4. On this day in 2001, Bonneville International Corporation purchased seven radio stations in West Virginia, including WJLS and WJLS-FM in Beckley.
5. West Virginia native and acclaimed author Pearl S. Buck passed away on February 9, 1973. Buck was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and her novel "The Good Earth" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.
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