25 March 2016

Sir Walter Raleigh

25 March 1584  

On this date in 1584...

Queen Elizabeth I granted Sir Walter Raleigh a charter for the colonization of North America. The colony was to be named Virginia.

Other Years:

  • 1713 - European and Indian forces under general James Moore, son of South Carolina Governor James Mooreattack the Tuscarora fort of Nohoroco, North Carolina. In the fighting 192 Tuscarora are killed, and almost 400 taken prisoner. After this defeat, the Tuscarora cease to be a threat in North Carolina.
  • 1931 - The Scottsboro Boys, five young black men accused of raping a white woman, were arrested in Scotsboro, Alabama.
  • 1965 - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.

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