1916: A plaque to honor Nathaniel Bacon, who “believed in governing by the consent of the people,” was placed behind the dais in the Chamber of the House of Delegates, at the State Capitol in Richmond, by the Society of the Colonial Dames of America, an association that promotes national heritage.

Its placement is prominent: it flanks the dais on the other side from a plaque marking the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom written by Thomas Jefferson. That plaque didn’t make it in until 1986, so Bacon bested Jefferson in that particular contest.