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5 Fun Facts About October 25 In Virginia History

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1. On October 25, 1758, the first theater in Virginia was established in Williamsburg. The playhouse was named the "Theater on Palace Green" and quickly became a popular destination among the colonists.

2. In 1864, the Battle of Burgess Mill was fought in Petersburg, Virginia on October 25th. This battle was part of the larger Petersburg Campaign during the American Civil War and resulted in a Union victory.

3. The Virginia State Capitol building was officially opened on October 25, 1788. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Capitol still stands as a historic landmark in Richmond, Virginia.

4. On October 25, 1760, the first American -born saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, was born in New York City. She would later found the first Catholic school in the United States and establish the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph.

5. On October 25, 1976, the Virginia Cavaliers football team set a school record for most points scored in a game with a 63-0 victory over Temple. This record still stands over 45 years later.
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