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    • Pope John Paul II shot
      Near the start of his weekly general audience in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded while passing through the square in an open car. The assailant, 23-year-old escaped Turkish murderer Mehmet Ali Agca, fired four shots, one of which hit the pontiff in the ...
    • Mary Queen of Scots defeated
      At the Battle of Langside, the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, the regent of her son, King James VI of Scotland. During the battle, which was fought out in the southern suburbs of Glasgow, a cavalry charge routed Mary’s 6,000 ...
    • Jamestown settlers arrive
      Some 100 English colonists arrive along the east bank of the James River in Virginia to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Dispatched from England by the London Company, the colonists had sailed across the Atlantic aboard the Susan ...
    • U.S. Congress declares war on Mexico
      On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly votes in favor of President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas. Under the threat of war, the United States had refrained from annexing Texas after the latter won independence from Mexico in 1836. But in 1844, ...
    • Bobby Riggs and Margaret Court face off in first “Battle of the Sexes”
      On May 13, 1973, during the early years of the women’s liberation movement, tennis stars Bobby Riggs and Margaret Court face off in a $10,000 winner-take-all challenge match. The 55-year-old Riggs, a tennis champion from the late 1930s and '40s who was notoriously skeptical of women’s talents on ...
    • A raid is set for MOVE headquarters
      In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police begin evacuating people from their Osage Avenue homes in order to prepare for an operation against MOVE, a Black separatist group that had assembled a large arsenal. By the end of the botched confrontation, 11 people were dead and 61 homes had been burned down. ...
    • Vice President Nixon is attacked
      During a goodwill trip through Latin America, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by an angry crowd and nearly overturned while traveling through Caracas, Venezuela. The incident was the dramatic highlight of trip characterized by Latin American anger over some of America’s Cold War ...
    • Edith Wharton writes of the war’s effect on France
      “Since leaving Paris yesterday we have passed through streets and streets of such murdered houses, through town after town spread out in its last writhings,” the celebrated novelist Edith Wharton writes on May 13, 1915, from the town of Nancy, in the Argonnes region of France. “And before the black ...
    • Churchill announces: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”
      On May 13, 1940, as Winston Churchill takes the helm as Great Britain’s new prime minister, he assures Parliament that his new policy will consist of nothing less than “to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against […]
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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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