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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest continuously running live radio program in the world. It has broadcast every Friday and Saturday night since 1925.

The nation's oldest African-American financial institution, Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company, is located in Nashville.

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  • 1779 - Nashville, Tennessee founded
    Grew from Fort Nashborough
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1817 - October 20 - 1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage

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  • 1854 - Nashville
    Nashville, a handsome and flourishing city, capital of the State of Tennessee, and of Davidson county, is situated on the left bank of Cumberland...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - December - Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities

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  • News 1869 - Nashville, Tenn., was recently visited with a serious conflagration, which destroyed property to the extent of $235,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1869

  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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  • News 1892 - AWFUL FIRE IN NASHVILLE.
    Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 4. - Ten years ago, in May, the most disastrous fire that Nashville has ever had occurred around the corner of College and...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Business Suspended In Tennessee.
    Nashville, Feb. 9. - The lowest temperature during the past 24 hours was 6 1/ 2 below zero. There is much...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Nashville
    Nashville, a handsome city, capital of the state of Tennessee, and of Davidson co., is situated on the left bank of the Cumberland River, 200 miles...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Nashville - Cotton candy is a soft confection made from sugar that is heated and spun into slim threads that look like a mass of cotton. It was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton, candymakers from Nashville, Tennessee.

    www.enchantedlearning.com/ inventors/ us.shtml

  • 1897 - Tennessee Centennial Exposition held in Nashville to celebrate state's 100th birthday

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

  • News 1898 - A Hint To Husbands
    A Nashville man was taken with cramps a few days ago while assisting his wife to lay a carpet, and his agony was so great that it was feared he would ...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Nashville - The Advance-Guard of Western Civilization by Gates P. Thurston
    The beautiful site upon which the city of Nashville stands must have been famous in prehistoric times. Its natural salt spring near the bank of the...Read MORE...


  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Wharf Scene, Nashville, Tenn.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Nashville, a city, capital of the state of Tennessee and of Davison co., is situated on the Cumberland River, mainly on the left bank, 192 miles from ...Read MORE...


  • News 1918 - July 9 - 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn

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    July 9, 1918

  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    State Capitol, Nashville
    Postcard
  • 1925 - October 5 - WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions

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  • News 1926 - June 19 - DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry

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    June 19, 1926

  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Sam Davis Hotel - 7th Ave. at Commerce - Nashville, Tenn.
    Postcard
  • News 1933 - Nashville Counts Ten Dead, Pruden Eight. Several Other Communities Lashed. LIST GROWS.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 15 (AP) - The mad caprice of a tornado which lashed the Tennessee-Kentucky border last night left a toll of 35 known dead and...Read MORE...


  • News 1941 - March 1 - 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn

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    March 1, 1941

  • News 1957 - 4 HURTLE 700 FEET TO DEATHS AS GIANT TOWER COLLAPSES.
    Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - Four men working 700 feet above the ground were hurled to their deaths yesterday when a nearly completed, giant television...Read MORE...


  • 1960 - Students held sit-in demonstrations at Nashville lunch counters

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

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Use Webb's Flavoring Extracts.
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Ask for No. 5
Beware of Imitiation
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Wharf Scene, Nashville, Tenn.
Postcard

Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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State Capitol, Nashville
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Sam Davis Hotel - 7th Ave. at Commerce - Nashville, Tenn.
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  • 1779 - Nashville, Tennessee founded
    Grew from Fort Nashborough
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1817 - October 20 - 1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage

    historyorb.com
  • Nashville - Travel Thru History


    109 Nashville - Travel Thru History Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1854 - Nashville
    Nashville, a handsome and flourishing city, capital of the State of Tennessee, and of Davidson county, is situated on the left bank of Cumberland... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - December - Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities

    historyorb.com
  • News  1869 - Nashville, Tenn., was recently visited with a serious conflagration, which destroyed property to the extent of $235,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1869
  • News  1892 - AWFUL FIRE IN NASHVILLE.
    Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 4. - Ten years ago, in May, the most disastrous fire that Nashville has ever had occurred around the corner of College and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Nashville
    Nashville, a handsome city, capital of the state of Tennessee, and of Davidson co., is situated on the left bank of the Cumberland River, 200 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Business Suspended In Tennessee.
    Nashville, Feb. 9. - The lowest temperature during the past 24 hours was 6 1/ 2 below zero. There is much... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Tennessee Centennial Exposition held in Nashville to celebrate state's 100th birthday

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
  • 1897 - Nashville - Cotton candy is a soft confection made from sugar that is heated and spun into slim threads that look like a mass of cotton. It was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton, candymakers from Nashville, Tennessee.

    www.enchantedlearning.com/ inventors/ us.shtml
  • News  1898 - A Hint To Husbands
    A Nashville man was taken with cramps a few days ago while assisting his wife to lay a carpet, and his agony was so great that it was feared he would ... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Nashville - The Advance-Guard of Western Civilization by Gates P. Thurston
    The beautiful site upon which the city of Nashville stands must have been famous in prehistoric times. Its natural salt spring near the bank of the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Nashville, a city, capital of the state of Tennessee and of Davison co., is situated on the Cumberland River, mainly on the left bank, 192 miles from ... Read MORE...

  • News  1918 - July 9 - 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn

    historyorb.com
    July 9, 1918
  • 1925 - October 5 - WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • News  1926 - June 19 - DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry

    historyorb.com
    June 19, 1926
  • News  1933 - Nashville Counts Ten Dead, Pruden Eight. Several Other Communities Lashed. LIST GROWS.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 15 (AP) - The mad caprice of a tornado which lashed the Tennessee-Kentucky border last night left a toll of 35 known dead and... Read MORE...

  • News  1941 - March 1 - 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn

    historyorb.com
    March 1, 1941
  • News  1957 - 4 HURTLE 700 FEET TO DEATHS AS GIANT TOWER COLLAPSES.
    Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - Four men working 700 feet above the ground were hurled to their deaths yesterday when a nearly completed, giant television... Read MORE...

  • 1960 - Students held sit-in demonstrations at Nashville lunch counters

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

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