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    • Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry records his first hit, “Maybellene”
      John Lennon once famously said that “if you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.'” That’s how foundational Berry’s contributions were to the music that changed America and the world beginning in the mid-1950s. Even more than Elvis Presley, who was an ...
    • Charles Lindbergh competes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight
      American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. His single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, had lifted off from Roosevelt Field in New ...
    • Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make solo, nonstop transatlantic flight
      Five years to the day that American aviator Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to accomplish a solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, female aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first pilot to repeat the feat, landing her plane in Ireland after flying across the North Atlantic. Earhart ...
    • Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto dies in American wilderness
      On the banks of the Mississippi River in present-day Louisiana, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto dies, ending a three-year journey for gold that took him halfway across what is now the United States. In order that Indians would not learn of his death, and thus disprove de Soto’s claims of ...
    • Thousands of Jews die in Nazi gas chambers; IG Farber sets up factory
      On this day in 1942, 4,300 Jews are deported from the Polish town of Chelm to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor, where all are gassed to death. On the same day, the German firm IG Farben sets up a factory just outside Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers from the […]
    • American Red Cross founded
      In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. Barton, born in Massachusetts in 1821, worked ...
    • Nazis kill “unfit” people in East Prussia
      On this day in 1940, a “special unit” carries out its mission-and murders more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. Mentally ill patients from throughout East Prussia had been transferred to the district of Soldau, also in East Prussia. A special military unit, basically a hit squad, ...
    • French troops occupy Fez, sparking second Moroccan Crisis
      Six years after the First Moroccan Crisis, during which Kaiser Wilhelm’s sensational appearance in Morocco provoked international outrage and led to a strengthening of the bonds between Britain and France against Germany, French troops occupy the Moroccan city of Fez on May 21, 1911, sparking ...
    • Military spokesman defends battle at “Hamburger Hill”
      A U.S. military command spokesman in Saigon defends the battle for Ap Bia Mountain as having been necessary to stop enemy infiltration and protect the city of Hue. The spokesman stated that the battle was an integral part of the policy of “maximum pressure” that U.S. forces had been pursuing for ...
    • Rookie golfer Nancy Lopez wins her first Coca-Cola Classic
      On May 21, 1978, 21-year-old rookie golfer Nancy Lopez defeats her childhood hero, JoAnne Carner, on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to win the Coca-Cola Classic in Jamesburg, New Jersey. The next year Lopez beat out 44-year-old Mickey Wright, again in a playoff, to repeat as Coca-Cola ...
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Welcome

2019 Virginia Beach Hamfest
September 7, 2019
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Lat: 36.8462° N Lon: 75.9873° W

Talk-in has been changed and the new Frequency is:

146.895 – PL 141.3

DMR Suggested Simplex frequency 441.000 TG 99, TS 1

General Admission 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Reservation Information for the 2019 Virginia Beach Hamfest can be found on the Ticket Info page.

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