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5 Fun Facts About September 27 In Virginia History

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1. On September 27, 1927, the famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh landed his aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis, at the Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. This was part of his tour to promote aviation and encourage its growth in America.

2. On September 27, 1964, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) became the first military college in America to admit female students. Seven women joined the entering class of "Rats" (as the freshmen are called) that year and broke the all-male tradition of the institute.

3. In 1993, on September 27, The Virginia Arts Festival was inaugurated in Norfolk, Virginia, with a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. This annual festival celebrates and promotes the arts in Virginia featuring music, theater, dance, and visual arts.

4. On September 27, 1862, Confederate forces under the command of General Stonewall Jackson attacked the Union forces under General Robert Schenck in the Battle of Shepherdstown, Virginia during the American Civil War. The battle resulted in a bloody stalemate that halted the Confederate Army's advance into Maryland.

5. On September 27, 1985, a historic marker was dedicated in Charlottesville, Virginia, to honor the University of Virginia's first African-American graduate, Gregory Swanson. Swanson graduated from UVA's law school in 1959 and won a landmark case in the U.S. Supreme Court that desegregated Virginia's public universities.
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