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History of Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Visit Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA

The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain in 1968. The museum preserves the motel and tells the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Elvis Presley's home called Graceland is located in Memphis. Graceland is the second most visited house in the country.

Cotton made Memphis a major port on the Mississippi River. The Memphis Cotton Exchange still handles approximately one-third of the entire American cotton crop each year.

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  • 1819 - Memphis, Tennessee founded
    Near the site of the earlier French Fort Prudhomme.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Memphis
    Memphis, a flourishing city and port of entry of Shelby county, Tennessee, is beautifully situated on the Mississippi river, just below the mouth of...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - August 21 - Gen-major Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee

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  • News 1866 - Fire
    Memphis, Dec. 19. - A fire broke out in the basement of Joseph Speet's confectionery, Madison street, at three o'clock this morning, resulting in an...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Runaway
    A runaway horse attached to a milk cart, in Memphis, the other day, ran over four children, killing two of them.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869

  • 1878 - 5,200 Memphis residents died due to yellow fever epidemic

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm

  • News 1880 - January 21 - 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee

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    January 21, 1880

  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Rose Imitation Vanilla Flavoring
    Made in Memphis, TN

    Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
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  • News 1886 - September 14 - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon

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    September 14, 1886

  • News 1892 - MEMPHIS' CONFLAGRATION. Several Buildings Destroyed, Entailing Losses of Over a Million.
    MEMPHIS, Feb. 9. - A most disastrous conflagration broke out in the building No. 230 Main street, occupied by the Druz-Berne Hat company, at 9:30....Read MORE...


  • 1892 - March 17 - A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of record for those areas.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1895 - Memphis
    Memphis, a city and port of entry of Shelby co., Tennessee, is beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, just below the mouth of Wolf River, and ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Memphis, a city and capital of Shelby co., Tenn., is beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, just below the mouth of the Wolf River and on the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - $65,000 LOSS AT MEMPHIS. Freight House and Twenty-Five Car Loads of Merchandise Burned.
    Memphis, Tenn., March 21. - A freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, situated at the corner of Shelby and Calhoun streets in the southern...Read MORE...


  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Water Front, Memphis, Tenn.
    Postcard
  • 1923 - January 19 - WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions

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  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    United States Custom House, Court House and Post Office, Memphis, Tenn.
    Postcard
  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Baptist Hospital
    Postcard
  • 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    August 16, 1977



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Rose Imitation Vanilla Flavoring
Made in Memphis, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
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Water Front, Memphis, Tenn.
Postcard

Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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United States Custom House, Court House and Post Office, Memphis, Tenn.
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Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Baptist Hospital
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  • 1819 - Memphis, Tennessee founded
    Near the site of the earlier French Fort Prudhomme.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Memphis
    Memphis, a flourishing city and port of entry of Shelby county, Tennessee, is beautifully situated on the Mississippi river, just below the mouth of... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - August 21 - Gen-major Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee

    historyorb.com
  • News  1866 - Fire
    Memphis, Dec. 19. - A fire broke out in the basement of Joseph Speet's confectionery, Madison street, at three o'clock this morning, resulting in an... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Runaway
    A runaway horse attached to a milk cart, in Memphis, the other day, ran over four children, killing two of them. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869
  • 1878 - 5,200 Memphis residents died due to yellow fever epidemic

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • News  1880 - January 21 - 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee

    historyorb.com
    January 21, 1880
  • News  1886 - September 14 - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon

    historyorb.com
    September 14, 1886
  • News  1892 - MEMPHIS' CONFLAGRATION. Several Buildings Destroyed, Entailing Losses of Over a Million.
    MEMPHIS, Feb. 9. - A most disastrous conflagration broke out in the building No. 230 Main street, occupied by the Druz-Berne Hat company, at 9:30.... Read MORE...

  • 1892 - March 17 - A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of record for those areas.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Memphis
    Memphis, a city and port of entry of Shelby co., Tennessee, is beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, just below the mouth of Wolf River, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Memphis, a city and capital of Shelby co., Tenn., is beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, just below the mouth of the Wolf River and on the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - $65,000 LOSS AT MEMPHIS. Freight House and Twenty-Five Car Loads of Merchandise Burned.
    Memphis, Tenn., March 21. - A freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, situated at the corner of Shelby and Calhoun streets in the southern... Read MORE...

  • 1923 - January 19 - WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed
    At 6:05 P.M. on Thursday, 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead while standing on a balcony outside his second-floor room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. News of King’s assassination prompted major outbreaks of racial violence, resulting in more than 40 deaths nationwide and... Read MORE...

  • 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    August 16, 1977

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