• RSS Weather for Virginia Beach

    • Wednesday
      Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
    • Tuesday
      A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Tuesday Night
      A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Monday
      A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Monday Night
      A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    • Sunday
      Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy.
  • RSS This day in history

    • Bloody Ban Tarleton born in Britain
      On August 21, 1754, Banastre Tarleton is born as the fourth child of John Tarleton, the former lord mayor of Liverpool, and a money lender, merchant and slave trader. After completing his education at Oxford, Tarleton became the most feared officer in the British army during the War for American ...
    • Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan independence leader, is freed from prison
      Jomo Kenyatta, leader of the Kenyan independence movement, is released by British colonial authorities after nearly nine years of imprisonment and detention. Two years later, Kenya achieved independence and Kenyatta became prime minister. Once portrayed as a menacing symbol of African nationalism, ...
    • Nat Turner launches massive slave revolt in Virginia
      Believing himself chosen by God to lead his people out of slavery, Nat Turner launches a bloody slave insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner, an enslaved man and educated minister, planned to capture the county armory at Jerusalem, Virginia, and then march 30 miles to Dismal Swamp, ...
    • Lincoln-Douglas debates begin
      Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois and Abraham Lincoln, a Kentucky-born lawyer and one-time U.S. representative from Illinois, begin a series of famous public encounters on the issue of slavery. The two politicians, the former a Northern Democrat and the latter a Republican, were competing for ...
    • Hawaii becomes 50th state
      The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four ...
    • Antiwar protestors raid draft offices
      Antiwar protestors associated with the Catholic Left raid draft offices in Buffalo, New York, and Camden, New Jersey, to confiscate and destroy draft records. The FBI and local police arrested 25 protestors.
    • Michael Phelps wins eighth medal
      On August 21, 2004, American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his eighth medal of the 2004 Athens Olympics in spite of sitting out his eighth scheduled event, the final of the 4 x 100-meter medley relay. Phelps left Athens with six gold and two bronze medals. His eight total medals tied him with Soviet ...
    • Christopher Robin’s birthday
      Daphne Milne, wife of writer A.A. Milne, gives birth to a son, who the couple name Christopher Robin Milne on August 21, 1920. Christopher Robin will be immortalized in A.A. Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. A.A. Milne was born in London in 1882, the youngest of three ...
    • Gas cloud kills Cameroon villagers
      An eruption of lethal gas from Lake Nyos in Cameroon kills nearly 2,000 people and wipes out four villages on this day in 1986. Carbon dioxide, though ubiquitous in Earth’s atmosphere, can be deadly in large quantities, as was evident in this disaster. Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun are both crater ...
    • Theft of "Mona Lisa" is discovered
      An amateur painter sets up his easel near Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, only to discover that the masterpiece is missing. Earlier in the day, in perhaps the most brazen art theft of all time, Vincenzo Perugia had walked into the Louvre, removed the famed painting from the ...
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