Flashback: What Happened on August 11, ....
• 1904 The West Virginia Legislature passed an act providing for the reassessment of all real estate in the state. It was approved by the governor on August 12.
• 1946 Robert C. Byrd of Raleigh County was elected to the West Virginia West Virginia State Senate, his first elected political office.
• 1958 The first chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in the state was formed in Charleston, Kanawha County, and began a boycott of the Woolworth, Kresge, and Newberry five-and-ten-cent stores for not allowing African-Americans at their lunch counters.
• 1992 The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a West Virginia law requiring state police to remain neutral in labor disputes.