This Day in History: 1587-08-18

1587: Virginia Dare, the first White child born in English colonial America, is born in Roanoke Colony, in what is now North Carolina. In 1590, on her third birthday, to the day, John White, her grandfather and the governor of the Roanoke Colony, returned from a three-year supply trip to England and found the settlement totally deserted. The fate of Virginia and all the other colonists is unknown to this day.

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