Flashback: What Happened on April 12, ....
• 1884 The National Mutual Life Association was incorporated in West Virginia by the following: William B. Matthews, James F. Hood, Luther Harrison, Theodore F. Burgdorff, and John E. Beall, all of Washington, D. C. The association’s purpose was to operate in insurance business with its main office in Washington, D. C.
• 1890 Members of the boat and tennis clubs and the football and baseball teams formed the West Virginia University Athletic Association, with E. H. Vickers as president.
• 1919 Fire destroyed the business section of Smithers, Fayette County.
• 1925 William E. Glasscock, thirteenth West Virginia governor, died in Morgantown.
• 1990 Former Governor Arch Moore was indicted on one count of extortion, one count of obstruction of justice, one count of mail fraud, and two counts of tax fraud relating to his election campaign in 1984, his third term in office from 1985 to 1989, and his unsuccessful re- election campaign in 1988.