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5 Fun Facts About September 6 In Virginia History

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1. In 1863, the Battle of Berryville was fought near Berryville, Virginia during the American Civil War. Union forces defeated Confederate forces in a minor victory. This battle was part of the larger Gettysburg Campaign.

2. The Virginia Company of London sent 20 Africans to Virginia aboard the ship White Lion on September 6, 1619. This was the first recorded arrival of Africans to Virginia and would ultimately lead to the establishment of slavery in the colony.

3. The University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville, was founded on September 6, 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson designed the campus and academic programs himself, with an emphasis on classical education and academic freedom.

4. On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He died a week later, and his vice president Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States.

5. In 1990, the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the merger of Dominion Resources and Consolidated Natural Gas, creating one of the largest natural gas and electricity companies in the United States. Today, Dominion Energy is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and provides energy to millions of customers across multiple states.
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