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5 Fun Facts About October 4 In West Virginia History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about October 4 in West Virginia history:

1. On October 4, 1861, Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his troops into the Battle of Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County. The battle resulted in a Union victory.

2. October 4, 1890, saw the birth of Albert L. Jenkins, a West Virginia congressman and lawyer who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1935 to 1947.

3. In 1909, the West Virginia State Capitol Building was officially opened to the public in Charleston. The building still serves as the seat of government for the state of West Virginia.

4. On October 4, 1926, the first radio station in West Virginia, WCHS, went on the air in Charleston. The station remains in operation to this day.

5. West Virginia University's football team recorded its first-ever win over Penn State on October 4, 1986. The Mountaineers won the game 20-3.
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