Flashback: What Happened on July 31, ....
• 1766 Virginia Lieutenant Governor Francis Fauquier warned settlers west of the Alleghenies that they would be given no protection by the government against Native American attacks.
• 1851 The Virginia Reform Convention of 1851 passed a capitation tax to be paid by every white male adult to be used in primary and free schools.
• 1863 The governor approved an act dividing each county into townships, re- named districts in the 1872 Constitution.
• 1955 WHIS - TV went on the air, the first television station in Bluefield, Mercer County. It later changed its call letters to WVVA.