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Charlottesville was first incorporated as a city in [[1888]]. In 1916, by annexation proceedings, it became a city of the first class, with a bicameral form of government.
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*[[June 27]] – more than 75 members of the Monticello Guard, Company D, 1st Regiment departed Charlottesville to join other Virginia Guard groups, totaling nearly 4,000, heading to the border lines of the Mexican Revolution. The guardsmen returned home in late that year.
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*[[August 1]] – Charlottesville became a city of the first-class with the annexation of over 2,500 acres of Albemarle county territory and suburbs surrounding the city. More than tripling in land size, the city's the population exceeded 10,000, which triggered the state law requiring the city's legislative government must consist of a two chamber city council. The university successfully opposed attempts to include it in the political boundaries of Charlottesville.
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*[[September 20]] &ndash; A special [[1916 election|election]] was held for a new city council composed of 4 Alderman and 8 Councilmen under a form of Legislative government prescribed by law for the cities of the first class.<ref>https://fromthepage.com/uvalawlibrary/charlottesville-city-council-minutes/booke</ref>
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*[[October 31]] &ndash; At midnight, the entire Commonwealth of Virginia went dry – three years before national prohibition began.
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==Births==
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* [[April 10]] &ndash; [[Frank Dabney Peregoy|Frank Peregoy]], killed in World War II and posthumously awarded Medal of Honor. <ref>{{cite web|title=PROCLAMATION: Frank D. Peregoy day|url=https://albemarle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4367896&GUID=BF211996-9F2C-497B-B942-EB62D6B96E90|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=April 6, 2016}}</ref>
  
 
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*[[July 12]] &ndash; [[George F. Compton]] (1818-1916), City of Charlottesville’s Clerk of the Corporation Court and deputy clerk of the Albemarle County Circuit Court. 
 
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Events

Charlottesville was first incorporated as a city in 1888. In 1916, by annexation proceedings, it became a city of the first class, with a bicameral form of government.

  • June 27 – more than 75 members of the Monticello Guard, Company D, 1st Regiment departed Charlottesville to join other Virginia Guard groups, totaling nearly 4,000, heading to the border lines of the Mexican Revolution. The guardsmen returned home in late that year.
  • August 1 – Charlottesville became a city of the first-class with the annexation of over 2,500 acres of Albemarle county territory and suburbs surrounding the city. More than tripling in land size, the city's the population exceeded 10,000, which triggered the state law requiring the city's legislative government must consist of a two chamber city council. The university successfully opposed attempts to include it in the political boundaries of Charlottesville.
  • September 20 – A special election was held for a new city council composed of 4 Alderman and 8 Councilmen under a form of Legislative government prescribed by law for the cities of the first class.[1]
  • October 31 – At midnight, the entire Commonwealth of Virginia went dry – three years before national prohibition began.

Births

Deaths

  • July 12George F. Compton (1818-1916), City of Charlottesville’s Clerk of the Corporation Court and deputy clerk of the Albemarle County Circuit Court.

Images