Flashback: What Happened on August 15, ....
• 1900 Construction began on the West Virginia Reform School in Lakin, Mason County. It was completed two years later.
• 1940 Heavy rains caused flooding of the Kanawha River and New River, Kanawha County and Fayette County.
• 1946 WCFC radio went on the air in Beckley, the first FM radio station in West Virginia. The suspended operations in 1951.
• 1954 WCHS - TV went on the air, the first television station in Charleston. It was owned by the Tierney Company of Bluefield, Mercer County, with Lewis Tierney as president.