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Richmond, VA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.richmond.va.us/

Population:
197790 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1607

County:
Richmond city

Settled in 1607, given the name Richmond in 1737.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Richmond News Leader

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Virginia Union University
1865
Virginia Commonwealth University
1838
University of Richmond
1830

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
NewMarket
2004
Genworth Financial
2004
Massey Energy
2000
Albemarle
1994
James River Coal
1988
Dominion Resources
1983
Performance Food Group
1960
Circuit City
1949
Ethyl Corporation
1922
Reynolds Metals
1919
Universal Corporation
1918
Chesapeake Corporation
1918
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
1913
Hunton & Williams
1901
Brink's
1859
McGuireWoods LLP
1834

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Caroline Aaron
Actor
7-Aug-1952   Character actress, 1980s to present
Arthur Ashe
Tennis
10-Jul-1943 6-Feb-1993 First black man to win Wimbledon
Frank V. AtLee III
Business
c. 1940   Chairman of Monsanto, 2000-03
David Baldacci
Novelist
1960   Absolute Power
Warren Beatty
Actor
30-Mar-1937   Dick Tracy
Olive Borden
Actor
14-Jul-1906 1-Oct-1947 The Joy Girl
J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
Economist
8-Jul-1939   President of the Richmond Fed, 1993-2004
Robert L. Burrus, Jr.
Attorney
1934   Chairman of McGuireWoods, 1990-2006
James Branch Cabell
Novelist
14-Apr-1879 5-May-1958 Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice
George Campbell, Jr.
Educator
2-Dec-1945   President of the Cooper Union
Eric Cantor
Politician
6-Jun-1963   House Majority Leader
Tom Cora
Cellist
14-Sep-1953 9-Apr-1998 Avant-Garde cellist
D'Angelo
Singer
11-Feb-1974   Grammy-winning Sexy R&B Singer
Ray Dandridge
Baseball
31-Aug-1913 12-Feb-1994 Negro Leagues 3rd Baseman, Hall of Famer
Julia Faye
Actor
24-Sep-1893 6-Apr-1966 Silent film actress
Charles E. Freeman
Judge
12-Dec-1933   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Jim Gilmore
Politician
6-Oct-1949   Governor of Virginia, 1998-2002
Ellen Glasgow
Novelist
22-Apr-1873 21-Nov-1945 In This Our Life
Virgil Goode
Politician
17-Oct-1946   Congressman from Virginia, 1997-2009
Freeman F. Gosden
Actor
5-May-1899 10-Dec-1982 Amos of Amos & Andy
Dorothy Height
Activist
24-Mar-1912 20-Apr-2010 National Council of Negro Women
Stoney Jackson
Actor
27-Feb-1960   Character actor, 1980s to present
Xeni Jardin
Journalist
5-Aug-1970   Serial meta-blogger, Boing Boing
Benjamin J. Lambert III
Politician
29-Jan-1937   Virginia State Senate
Edward G. Lanpher
Diplomat
8-Dec-1942   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 1991-95
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Business
30-Apr-1956   Co-Chair Investment Banking at Lazard
Arto Lindsay
Musician
28-May-1953   No-Wave pioneer
Shirley MacLaine
Actor
24-Apr-1934   Terms of Endearment
Aimee Mann
Musician
8-Sep-1960   'Til Tuesday
Thomas D. Mutter
Doctor
9-Mar-1811 16-Mar-1859 Surgeon, Mütter Museum benefactor
Hunter Parrish
Actor
13-May-1987   Silas Botwin on Weeds
Susan M. Phillips
Educator
23-Jan-1944   Dean, GWU School of Business
George Pickett
Military
16-Jan-1825 30-Jul-1875 Battle of Gettysburg
Owen B. Pickett
Politician
31-Aug-1930 27-Oct-2010 Congressman from Virginia, 1987-2001
Sarah Purcell
TV Personality
8-Oct-1948   Real People
Corey Reynolds
Actor
3-Jul-1974   Sgt. David Gabriel on The Closer
Bill Robinson
Dancer
25-May-1878 25-Nov-1949 Bojangles
Max Robinson
Journalist
1-May-1939 20-Dec-1988 Co-Anchor of World News Tonight
Randall Robinson
Activist
6-Jul-1941   What America Owes to Blacks
Bobby Ross
Football
23-Dec-1936   Retired college, NFL football coach
William Smithers
Actor
10-Jul-1927   Jeremy Wendell on Dallas
Charles Stanley
Religion
25-Sep-1932   In Touch Ministries
Fran Tarkenton
Football
3-Feb-1940   That's Incredible!
Dub Taylor
Actor
26-Feb-1907 3-Oct-1994 Bonnie and Clyde
Lanny Wadkins
Golf
5-Dec-1949   Winner, 1977 PGA Championship
L. Douglas Wilder
Politician
17-Jan-1931   Governor of Virginia, 1990-94
Stan Winston
Artist
7-Apr-1946 15-Jun-2008 Special effects artist
Tom Wolfe
Author
2-Mar-1931   Bonfire of the Vanities

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
J. Lindsay Almond, Jr.
Politician
15-Jun-1898 15-Apr-1986 Governor of Virginia, 1958-62
James Branch Cabell
Novelist
14-Apr-1879 5-May-1958 Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice
John N. Dalton
Politician
11-Jul-1931 30-Jul-1986 Governor of Virginia, 1978-82
John Moncure Daniel
Editor
24-Oct-1825 30-Mar-1865 Richmond Examiner
Peter Vivian Daniel
Judge
24-Apr-1784 31-May-1860 US Supreme Court Justice, 1842-60
Jimmy Dean
Country Musician
10-Aug-1928 13-Jun-2010 Singer, songwriter, sausage-maker
John B. Fenn
Chemist
15-Jun-1917 10-Dec-2010 Electrospray ionization
Joel West Flood
Judge
2-Aug-1894 27-Apr-1964 Virginia Congressman, Judge
Ellen Glasgow
Novelist
22-Apr-1873 21-Nov-1945 In This Our Life
Eppa Hunton
Politician
24-Sep-1822 11-Oct-1908 Representative and Senator from Virginia
Laurence M. Keitt
Politician
4-Oct-1824 2-Jun-1864 Congressman from South Carolina, 1853-60
Charles T. Manatt
Attorney
9-Jun-1936 22-Jul-2011 DNC Chairman, 1981-85
Charles Münch
Conductor
26-Sep-1891 6-Nov-1968 Conductor, Orchestre National de France, 1962-68
Johnny Oates
Baseball
21-Jan-1946 24-Dec-2004 Former Orioles and Rangers manager
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Judge
19-Sep-1907 25-Aug-1998 US Supreme Court Justice, 1972-87
James H. Price
Politician
7-Sep-1878 22-Nov-1943 Governor of Virginia, 1938-42
Richard Samuel Reynolds
Business
15-Aug-1881 29-Jul-1955 Founder of Reynolds Metals
Alexandra Ripley
Author
8-Jan-1934 10-Jan-2004 Scarlett
Norman Sisisky
Politician
9-Jun-1927 29-Mar-2001 Congressman from Virginia, 1983-2001
Jeb Stuart
Military
6-Feb-1833 12-May-1864 Confederate cavalry officer
E. Lee Trinkle
Politician
12-Mar-1876 25-Nov-1939 Governor of Virginia, 1922-26
John Tyler
Head of State
29-Mar-1790 18-Jan-1862 10th President of the U.S.
Julia Gardiner Tyler
First Lady
23-Jul-1820 10-Jul-1889 Second wife of US President John Tyler



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