Flashback: What Happened on April 14, ....
• 1856 The first Calhoun County Court convened at the house of Joseph W. Burson and elected the following officials: justices Hiram Ferrell, Daniel Duskey, H. R. Ferrell, Joshua L. Knight, Absalom Knotts, George Lynch, and William A. Brannon; sheriff James N. Norman; deputies Alpheus Norman and Philip Norman; and clerk George W. Silcott. The court convened in September at the house of Peregrine Hays at present-day Arnoldsburg.
• 1865 The Blair Oil Company was incorporated in West Virginia by the following: Marmaduke Moore, Lucien Peyton, Thomas D. Conyingham of Philadelphia; Jesse E. Peyton of Haddenfield, NJ; and D. O. Taylor of Allentown, PA, for John D. Stiles. The company’s purpose was to mine oil in Pleasants County, Wirt County, and Ritchie County, with its main office in Philadelphia.
• 1928 The District Court of the United States for the Southern District of West Virginia overturned a February Interstate Commerce Commission decision which had cancelled a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and a Norfolk and Western Railway tariff on Lake cargo coal. In effect, this allowed the tariff to stand.
• 1928 The West Virginia Game and Fish Commission purchased Droop Mountain Battlefield, Pocahontas for use as a state park.