Jeremy Aldrich -- November 21st, 2008
1926 – After a spate over who should choose the successor to famed fire chief Al Braithwaite, the City Council removes its city-funded apparatus from Hose Company 4 and Mayor Devier tries to recruit volunteers for a new fire company. Hose Co. 4 insists it’s keeping the building.
1927 – Following a visit by Charles Lindbergh to the area not long after his famous transatlantic flight, local authorities begin planning an airport for Harrisonburg. Hartman Airfield was established 12 years later. The airport was located between what is currently Chicago Ave. and Waterman Drive. Present-day Hartman Drive is the old runway.
1984 – 20 area poultry workers fall ill with psittacosis, a bacterial disease with symptoms like pneumonia.
1997 – On November 21, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 7,881.07.