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The Resume

    (June 25, 1788- )
    10th state to join
    Eighth of eleven states to secede and join the Confederacy
    Seceded: April 17, 1861
    Readmitted: January 26, 1870
    Jamestown was the first permanent English colony in America (1607)
    Nickname: Old Dominion
    Capital: Richmond
    Size: 40,817 square miles (ranks 36th)
    Motto: Thus Ever To Tyrants
    Bird: Cardinal
    Flower: American Dogwood
    Tree: American Dogwood
    Song: Carry Me Back To Old Virginia

Why Virginia might be annoying:

    The most western part of Virginia is west of the most western part of West Virginia.
    Their colonial economy was based on tobacco.
    They were the first to import African-American slaves (1619).
    Sir Walter Raleigh sent the first tobacco to England (July 27, 1586).
    Fire destroyed Jamestown, Virginia (January 7, 1608).
    It enacted the first American temperance law in America (March 5, 1623).
    It left the U.S. and joined the confederacy.
    An explosion in coal mine Boissevain killed 38 (February 27, 1932).
    They had an American Basketball Association team named the Virginia Squires.
    Temperatures range from -30ºF (-34ºC) (January 22, 1985) to 110ºF (43ºC) (July 15, 1954).

Why Virginia might not be annoying:

    The House of Burgesses was the first representative assembly in America.
    The TV series 'Waltons,' 'Lieutenant,' 'Major Dad' and 'Rituals' were set in Virginia.
    American patriots such as Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson came from Virginia.
    Virginia passed the Stamp Act resolutions of 1765 and began a boycott of British goods in 1769.
    George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Nat Turner, Richard E Byrd, Joseph Cotten, Wayne Newton and Juice Newton were born in Virginia.
    Virginia accepted the Bill of Rights and thus it was ratified (December 15, 1791).
    Nat Turner led the uprising of slaves in Virginia (August 13, 1831).
    J Ferguson discovered asteroid #50 and named it Virginia (October 4, 1857).
    Douglas Wilder was elected the first US African-American governor (November 8, 1989).
    It is where the first elected US African-American governor was inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia - January 13, 1990).

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 37 Votes: 16.22% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 188 Votes: 48.94% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 255 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 150 Votes: 55.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 81 Votes: 62.96% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 734 Votes: 56.13% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 118 Votes: 66.95% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2608 Votes: 46.20% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1189 Votes: 47.77% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 216 Votes: 39.35% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 252 Votes: 62.30% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 101 Votes: 60.40% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 126 Votes: 69.05% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 51 Votes: 39.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 511 Votes: 44.42% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1033 Votes: 47.14% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 987 Votes: 43.57% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 536 Votes: 46.46% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 751 Votes: 51.40% Annoying