On This Day in Norfolk, Virginia History

On This Day in Norfolk, Virginia History

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Established in 1680 near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is a maritime jewel of the East Coast. During the American Revolution, British ships shelled the city on New Yeara€™s Day 1776. The first battle of the ironcladsa€”Monitor versus Merrimacka€”took place off Norfolka€™s shore in 1862. Walter P. Chrysler moved his art collection to the city in 1971 and catapulted the former Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences into the renowned Chrysler Museum. Author, historian and Norfolk native Sarah Downing offers a daily look at the fascinating and sometimes offbeat history of the citya€™s storied past. Navigate the waters of history one day or month at a time with this celebration of Norfolka€™s heritage.1950a€”Pulitzer Prizea€“Winning Editor Dies Louis I. JaffAc, editor of the Virginian- Pilot newspaper, died at a Norfolk hospital ... He worked with Plummer Bernard Young, editor of the citya#39;s black newspaper, Norfolk Journal and Guide, to workanbsp;...

Title:On This Day in Norfolk, Virginia History
Author:Sarah Downing
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2015-07-27


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