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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! "
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! " « Show less

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  • In Campaign 2008, the story's the thing

    On the front page of Thursday's Los Angeles Times was a story about John McCain. It was not really a news article but a story that could have begun: "Once upon a time ... " We were told McCain's history, from his parents' romantic elopement to Tijuana...
  • L.A.'s Nostradamus

    THE science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was born in Missouri, and his fiction was mostly set in the future and on distant planets. But there's no question that Heinlein — born 100 years ago this week — was one of Southern California's...
  • City Guide: Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG Packed into nine square miles, Williamsburg is bursting with history — it's No. 1 claim to international fame. The city was the capital of Virginia at the time of the Revolution, and one can visit a reproduction of the capital where...
  • People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • The Peninsula offers opportunities for biking, fishing and more

    BIKING/CYCLING The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Hit the road: Nearby attractions

    >Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • Where to shop

    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Development began in 2000. Major...
  • Phoebus girls place second in Group AAA state track meet

    - Peterson, Boddie lead Phoebus - Phantoms finish second behind Western Branch - Woodside's Burton wins boys 800. It has become "Christal clear." Phoebus High has returned to the fast lane of girls' track and field. In a blink, the Phantoms have gone...
  • NN boxer Jerry Forrest is a promising heavyweight

    NN boxer Jerry Forrest is a promising heavyweight
    - Jerry Forrest dreams of Olympic and professional success - He dabbled in football and basketball at Woodside - Forrest reached the Golden Gloves national tournament Jerry Forrest was an aspiring architect. He earned good grades at Woodside High,...
  • Black Friday: Weather doesn't deter shoppers seeking deals

    Black Friday: Weather doesn't deter shoppers seeking deals
    Donovan Jordan Jr. debated for two weeks whether a 40-inch LCD TV was worth standing in line for. With a price tag of $449, he decided to go for it. Then it started to rain. Was it still worth it? "We're asking ourselves the same thing. If it's...