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History of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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Actress-singer Polly Bergen, from Knoxville, is the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Knoxville was home to the 1982 World's Fair. Attendance was recorded at 11,127,786 visitors.

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  • 1791 - Knoxville, Tennessee founded

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  • 1854 - Knoxville
    Knoxville, a flourishing city, capital of Knox county, Tennessee, and formerly the seat of the state government, is beautifully situated on the right ...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - May 7 - Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN

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  • News 1872 - Earthquake
    The vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., was visited a few mornings ago by a very heavy earthquake shock. Buildings were caused to creak and strain, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - Railroad Accident in Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn., July 4. - The eastern-bound passenger train due at Knoxville at noon to-day, met with an accident fifteen miles from this city. The ...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - December 5 - A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN.

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  • 1895 - Knoxville
    Knoxville, a city, the capital of Knox co., Tenn., is beautifully situated on the right or N.W. bank of the Holston River, about 180 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - Fire
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 8. – Never in the history of Knoxville has the city suffered such a loss by fire as it did today. The very heart of the city, ...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Knoxville - The Metropolis of Eastern Tennessee by Joshua W. Caldwell
    The beginnings of Knoxville were Scotch-Irish. Its founder was James White, a Scotch-Irishman from North Carolina. Its first place of worship was a...Read MORE...


  • Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    Gay Street North from Clinch Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    Church Street, M.E. Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    Brookside Cotton Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.
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  • News 1904 - KNOXVILLE LIBRARY BURNED. CITY'S SECOND BIG BLAZE IN THREE DAYS - FIRE DEPARTMENT CRIPPLED.
    Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay Street and Vine Avenue, was destroyed by fire this...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Knoxville, a city, the capital of Knox co., Tenn., is on the right or NW. bank of the Holston River, about 180 miles E. of Nashville and 200 miles by ...Read MORE...


  • 1953 - October 1 - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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  • 1982 - World's fair held in Knoxville

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Gay Street North from Clinch Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
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Church Street, M.E. Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
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Brookside Cotton Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.
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  • 1791 - Knoxville, Tennessee founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Knoxville
    Knoxville, a flourishing city, capital of Knox county, Tennessee, and formerly the seat of the state government, is beautifully situated on the right ... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - May 7 - Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN

    historyorb.com
  • News  1872 - Earthquake
    The vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., was visited a few mornings ago by a very heavy earthquake shock. Buildings were caused to creak and strain, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - Railroad Accident in Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tenn., July 4. - The eastern-bound passenger train due at Knoxville at noon to-day, met with an accident fifteen miles from this city. The ... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - December 5 - A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Knoxville
    Knoxville, a city, the capital of Knox co., Tenn., is beautifully situated on the right or N.W. bank of the Holston River, about 180 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - Fire
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 8. – Never in the history of Knoxville has the city suffered such a loss by fire as it did today. The very heart of the city, ... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Knoxville - The Metropolis of Eastern Tennessee by Joshua W. Caldwell
    The beginnings of Knoxville were Scotch-Irish. Its founder was James White, a Scotch-Irishman from North Carolina. Its first place of worship was a... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - KNOXVILLE LIBRARY BURNED. CITY'S SECOND BIG BLAZE IN THREE DAYS - FIRE DEPARTMENT CRIPPLED.
    Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay Street and Vine Avenue, was destroyed by fire this... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Knoxville, a city, the capital of Knox co., Tenn., is on the right or NW. bank of the Holston River, about 180 miles E. of Nashville and 200 miles by ... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - October 1 - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1982 - World's fair held in Knoxville

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

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