Jamestown Exposition




Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1905/04/28 Exposition president, Fitzhugh Lee, dies at the Providence Hospital in Washington from an attack of apoplexy and paralysis with which he was stricken early this morning while traveling by rail from Boston to Washington in interest of Jamestown Exposition.
1907/04/26 After sailing down the Potomac into Hampton Roads on the presidential yacht Mayflower. Roosevelt is greeted by 100-gun salute by 16 American battleships, along with naval vessels from Great Britain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, Hampton
1907/04/26 President Theodore Roosevelt opens the Jamestown Exposition and presides over the naval review. Jamestown Exposition Site Buildings, Norfolk
1907/04/27 Henry Huttleston Rogers, his son Harry and Mark Twain arrive at the Jamestown Exposition on Rogers' steam yacht Kanawha, one of the country's largest and fastest private yachts. Jamestown Exposition Site Buildings, Norfolk
1907/04/28 Mark Twain stays at the Cassell-McRae House (108 London St, built c 1829) while he is at the Jamestown Exposition. Downtown Portsmouth Historic District (Virginia), Portsmouth
1907/05/30 The Jamestown Exposition's Patrick Henry Day celebrates the passage by the Virginia House of Burgesses, on 30 May 1765, Henry's resolutions against the Stamp Act. President Tucker reads the original Stamp Act Resolutions. Jamestown Exposition Site Buildings, Norfolk
1907/05/30 Jamestown Exposition's Patrick Henry Day continues with the introduction of Dr Philip Aylett Fitzhugh of New York, great-grandson of Patrick Henry, who is given a hearty greeting by the audience. Jamestown Exposition Site Buildings, Norfolk
1907/05/30 At the Jamestown Exposition's Patrick Henry Day, keynote speaker William Jennings Bryan urges continued fight on corporation greed and declares Federal Rate Law has financially benefited railroads which ungratefully fight rate reduction. Jamestown Exposition Site Buildings, Norfolk

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Event connection: World's Fair


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