Throughout western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley the words “Hurricane Camille” are 48-years later still synonymous with unprecedented destruction. On August 17, 1969, Camille became one of only a few hurricanes on record to make landfall on the gulf coast of Mississippi as the deadliest Category Five. Wind gusts of up to two hundred miles per hour were reported before the meters were blown away, and the 24-ft storm surge was the highest ever recorded in the United States.
Richmond shut down May 29, 1890 as 50,000 residents mingled with an estimated 50,000 visitors to witness the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee Monument beside a tobacco field owned by William C. Allen on the western outskirts of town. The Lee Monument was certainly the most eagerly anticipated memorial to the Confederate “Lost Cause” but not the first. Richmond’s original memorial was a 90-ft high stone pyramid in Hollywood Cemetery dedicated in November, 1869.
There is no account of early Jamestown settlers trembling in fear of the new world’s first total solar eclipse on July 21, 1618, although even by that time eclipses were well-understood in scientific communities. With only 56% obscuration in eastern Virginia, this massive eclipse was probably best seen over Shoshone homelands in what is today Idaho.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".