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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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  • CAA commissioner Yeager participates in, approves of, NCAA's radical reform

    Tom Yeager has spent the last 12,000-plus days administering college sports. Few, if any, were as encouraging, refreshing and downright revolutionary as Tuesday and Wednesday. The Colonial Athletic Association's commissioner since its 1985 inception,...
  • Henry County History

    Founded: 1777 History:    Henry County was once part of Pittsylvania County, before separating and becoming Patrick Henry County, which was named after Patrick Henry. In 1785, parts northern Patrick Henry County and parts of Bedford County were merged...
  • Campbell County History

    Founded: 1781 History:  Campbell County came about in 1781, and emerged as a major tobacco producer, later moving into the manufacturing business. Throughout the years, there land make-up has changed from a mainly agricultural community into a mixture...
  • Saturday's 11:59 p.m. Score Center, area roundup UPDATE: Mason, VCU, ODU advance to CAA semis; CNU women return to Sweet 16; W&M, ODU lose in baseball

    Best viewed in "single page" mode. If you know an unreported score, please e-mail sports@dailypress.com and/or call 757-247-4640. Past calendars are available on Sonny Dearth's blog at HRTownSquare.com) SATURDAY, MARCH 5 COLLEGES Men’s basketball...
  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    How fitting is the moniker Hampton Roads? Sure, that's the official name of the water that the region is built around, but it's also a hint about the traffic you'll face around here. Anyone who has lived in Hampton Roads for a couple of months will have...
  • Living Here: Williamsburg

    Some say time travel is impossible. But a walk through 18th-century living is a highlight in this former Colonial capitol. The city's permanent residents still find amusement in seeing the historic interpreters in full Colonial garb in supermarkets and at...
  • Living Here: Amusements and attractions

    If you think you'll be bored in Hampton Roads, try a few of these activities: American Rover. Sightseeing and party cruises on a tall ship. Narrated sailings and dinner cruises daily, rain or shine. Cruising mid-April through late October. Waterside,...
  • Living Here: 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...
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    If you like being outside, there's plenty to do on the Peninsula. From cycling and watersports to golf and hunting, there's plenty to keep people active while outdoors.     Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts....
  • Inside the PD: Menchville baseball seniors off to college

    Three Menchville baseball seniors will be taking their careers to Saint Augustine's College of the CIAA. Outfielder Jordan Wright, pitcher/first baseman Malik Mitchell and outfielder/designated hitter Deshaun Hewitt have committed to play for the...
  • Tabb club lacrosse team finishes third at club state championship

    After the Tabb club lacrosse team finished third at the Subway Common-Wealth Games High School Lacrosse Club Championship, coach Michael Hehir wasn't discouraged about losing "12 or 13" seniors next season. "The JV team went undefeated," Hehir said....