Echoes of the Previous is a group of historic articles curated from The Virginian Assessment and different publications archived since 1914. You might be uncovered to content material that you simply discover offensive or objectionable. For historic functions and accuracy, articles are reprinted of their unique, unedited type, and don’t mirror the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
August 3, 1923
99 Years In the past
President Harding Useless
Warren G. Harding, President of the USA, died immediately and with out warning at 7:30 o’clock, a sufferer of a stroke of apoplexy, which struck him down in his weakest situation, after an sickness of precisely one week. Mr. Harding was 58 years outdated. Because the chief govt of the nation and by advantage of his workplace and character, one of many world’s main figures handed away on the time when his physicians and household and his folks thought that medical ability, hope and prayer had gained the battle in opposition to illness.
August 3, 1937
85 Years In the past
Work On Legion Hut Has Already Begun
American Legion Submit No. 4 of Covington has begun development on the northwestern finish of Covington’s municipal playground for his or her constructing, which is able to function a gathering place for the legion sooner or later. The constructing shall be a brick construction, 20 by 40 toes on a concrete basis. It has not been decided simply when this constructing shall be accomplished however it’s anticipated to be prepared for the legion members throughout the fall.
August 3, 1962
60 Years In the past
Skidding Automobile Hurls Passenger To Demise In Cliftondale
Alleghany County’s fourth site visitors fatality of 1962 occurred at 9:08 final evening in Cliftondale Park the place a 23-year-old Richmond man was thrown from the entrance seat of a skidding automotive and fatally harm.Dr. Louis Houff, medical expert for japanese Alleghany County and Clifton Forge, mentioned the person died from a damaged neck and big mind harm. He had been taken to the C&O Hospital by the Clifton Forge Rescue Squad however was pronounced lifeless on arrival.
August 3, 2007
15 Years In the past
Canada Geese Have been Killed Not Launched From Metropolis
Canada geese captured earlier this week at Principal Avenue Park in Covington had been euthanized by federal wildlife officers. Preliminary data launched by Covington Metropolis Supervisor Claire Collins indicated that the geese had been transported from the town after they had been captured. Collins mentioned Thursday that she was not conscious that the geese could be euthanized after they had been taken from the town.
August 3, 2012
10 Years In the past
Douglas Scores Historic Olympic Win
Gabby Douglas believed two years in the past when she satisfied her mom to let her transfer midway throughout the nation. Martha Karolyi turned a convert over the winter, when the bubbly teenager with the electrical smile developed the tenacity required to be a champion. Underneath the brightest lights, and the largest stage, that perception shattered a glass ceiling.Even when the primary African-American to win an Olympic all-around title didn’t fairly notice it. “I sort of forgot about that,” Douglas mentioned with fun.