Flashback: What Happened on August 03, ....
• 1795 Native Americans signed the Treaty of Greenville in which they agreed not to attack settlers on the borders of their territory. This opened up northwest western Virginia and southern Ohio for settlement.
• 1863 The West Virginia Legislature authorized the heirs of the late David Albright to establish a ferry across the Cheat River near Albright, Preston County.
• 1928 The Oak Hill News newspaper, Fayette County, was first published. Later that year, it merged with The Fayette Republican.
• 1954 The West Virginia NAACP announced it would take legal action against only those counties refusing to comply with the Supreme Court’s mandate to disegregate schools, which eventually included Raleigh County, Mercer County, and Greenbrier County. In general, by the end of the 1950s, of the states affected by the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, West Virginia was considered one of the more progressive in terms of school integration.
• 1981 Air traffic controllers went on strike nationally. In Charleston, air service was cut by one-half. The following week, President Ronald Reagan fired those controllers who had not returned to work. This marked the beginning of a serious decline in the labor movement and the influence of unions.
• 1992 United States District Judge Charles Haden fined the Terry Eagle Coal Company of Nicholas County a record $1 million for safety violations that led to the death of a coal miner in 1987.