Today in Tennessee History

Historical Events

  • 1760-08-07 Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
  • 1784-08-23 Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
  • 1796-06-01 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
  • 1797-07-08 1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment

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1809-10-11 Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis
  • 1838-01-26 Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1847-07-29 Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
  • 1861-02-09 Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)
  • 1861-05-06 Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th states to secede from US
  • 1861-06-08 American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
  • 1861-06-24 Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from Union
  • 1861-07-01 War Dept decrees that Kansas and Tennessee are to be canvassed for volunteers

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1862-02-06 General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1862-02-06 American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
  • 1862-02-15 Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee
  • 1862-04-06 Battle of Shiloh, Union defeats Confederacy in SW Tennessee
  • 1862-06-04 Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tennessee
  • 1862-08-30 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee
  • 1862-09-25 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
  • 1862-10-22 Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • 1862-11-20 Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg
  • 1862-12-17 General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee
  • 1862-12-18 Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)
  • 1862-12-31 Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
  • 1863-02-24 Forrest's raid on Brentwood, Tennessee
  • 1863-03-25 Skirmish at Brentwood Tennessee
  • 1863-08-08 American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)
  • 1863-08-09 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek, Tennessee - Union troops attack Confederate scouts
  • 1863-09-08 -10] Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • 1863-10-10 Skirmish at Blue Springs, Tennessee (166 casualties)
  • 1863-10-11 Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee
  • 1863-10-13 Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)

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1863-11-14 Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1863-11-24 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • 1863-11-25 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1863-12-14 Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee
  • 1863-12-15 Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)
  • 1864-01-16 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
  • 1864-02-22 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Battle of Dug Hill), Tennessee
  • 1864-08-21 Major Gen Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1864-09-18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • 1864-11-04 Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
  • 1864-11-30 Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • 1865-02-22 Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
  • 1866-07-19 Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights
  • 1866-07-24 Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
  • 1869-02-20 Tennessee Governor W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
  • 1870-08-06 White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tennessee legislature
  • 1870-11-08 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
  • 1874-08-26 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee
  • 1880-01-21 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1886-09-14 George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
  • 1902-03-28 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • 1912-06-19 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College

1stFirst Supermarket

1916-09-06 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

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1916-10-07 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • 1917-12-30 -32°F (-36°C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
  • 1920-08-18 US ratifies the 19th Amendment to the constitution bringing in women's suffrage
  • 1925-03-13 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • 1925-03-21 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution
  • 1925-03-23 Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
  • 1925-05-05 John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
  • 1925-07-24 John T Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
  • 1927-01-15 The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force
  • 1930-08-09 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)

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1931-04-02 Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

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1933-05-18 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1952-01-12 University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
  • 1956-09-03 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
  • 1960-04-01 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
  • 1963-09-28 "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1967-05-17 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue prohibiting the teaching of evolution, is repealed after 42 years
  • 1967-05-18 Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial

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1968-04-04 US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1971-05-21 National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1982-01-08 Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 1982-05-01 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens
  • 1988-12-17 USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned
  • 1991-03-23 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
  • 1995-09-11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • 1996-06-29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • 2000-01-08 "Music City Miracle", with 16 seconds left in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game, the Tennessee Titans' Lorenzo Neal handed the ball to Frank Wycheck, who then lateraled the ball across the width of the field to his teammate, Kevin Dyson, who in turn ran the length of the field down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown to defeat the Buffalo Bills 22-16
  • 2000-01-30 Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB
  • 2006-04-02 Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
  • 2013-10-02 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • 1745-09-23 John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)

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1786-08-17 Davy Crockett, Greene County, Tennessee, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo), (d. 1836)

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

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1801-07-05 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut

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1804-01-08 George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress

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1821-07-13 Nathan Bedford Forrest, Chapel Hill Tennessee, slave trader/Confed lt-gen/KKK Grand Wizard, (d. 1877)

Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1836-09-10 Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)

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1895-07-18 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
American Gangster
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • 1898-12-05 Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • 1900-08-03 John T Scopes, Tennessee teacher convicted for teaching evolution
  • 1902-03-03 Ruby Dandridge, actress (Father of the Bride), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1905-01-24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1913-03-02 Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)
  • 1914-03-27 Snooky Lanson, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1914-03-30 Sonny Boy Williamson [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1915-09-03 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1915-11-30 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist
  • 1919-02-13 Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)
  • 1919-10-03 James M. Buchanan, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), (d. 2013)
  • 1920-06-02 Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • 1920-10-09 Yusef Lateef, Chattanooga Tennessee, American Jazz Saxophonist and Flautist

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1923-04-22 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, born in Nashville, Tennessee

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 1927-10-31 Anita Kerr, singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1927-11-08 Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1929-06-09 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • 1932-12-28 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1933-11-15 Barbara Carson, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934-03-25 Johnny Burnette, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934-09-25 John S Bull, astronaut, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934-12-09 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1935-11-27 Al Jackson Jr, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936-03-15 Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )
  • 1936-04-29 Lane Smith, actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1937-06-01 Morgan Freeman, Academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1939-11-26 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1940-01-14 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1941-02-13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
  • 1941-09-26 Joe Bauer, rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1942-03-25 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1942-11-26 Olivia Cole, actress (Roots, Szysznyk), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1943-09-23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1944-04-16 Bob Montgomery, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944-09-22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1947-02-04 Jeannie Wilson, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947-07-21 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
  • 1947-08-17 Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1948-01-10 William Sanderson, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1948-06-28 Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • 1949-02-04 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-01-23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-02-18 Cybill Shepherd, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-05-23 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-12 Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1952-04-16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 1952-06-20 Larry Riley, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-06-12 Rocky Burnette, rock vocalist (Towing the Line), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-09-30 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-10-27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954-11-19 Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1955-05-24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1955-06-10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957-03-15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-10-11 Blair Cunningham, rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1964-10-02 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965-03-04 Dana Brown, Miss Tenn-America (1991-3rd), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965-07-24 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cin Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966-01-14 Daniel J Schneider, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1968-02-01 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1970-06-17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1971-02-19 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)

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1971-04-12 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Bev Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1972-05-05 Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972-07-02 Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
  • 1972-07-18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972-11-02 Jeni Stephens, Miss America-Tennessee (1997), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976-08-26 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1978-04-19 Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978-05-03 Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1978-05-08 Cindy Parlow, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1978-09-18 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)

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1981-01-31 Justin Timberlake, singer-songwriter (Sexyback, My Love), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake

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1986-05-16 Megan Fox, American actress (Transformers) and model, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox

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1992-11-23 Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress/Singer
Miley Cyrus

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1806-08-12 Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

HeartWedding of Interest

1827-05-17 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-02-15 Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

HeartWedding of Interest

1991-09-16 Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 1992-04-11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)
  • 1996-12-07 Former Tennessee Republican Senator Howard Baker (71) weds retired Kansas GOP Senator Nancy Kassebaum (64) in Washington, D.C.
  • 2000-03-10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2003-11-17 Singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2003-11-22 Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
  • 2004-01-01 Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds Nina Malek Inman at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2005-05-07 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2006-03-25 Cowboy Crush singer Darla Perlozzi weds musician Timmy Lee Patterson at Southern Belle Wedding Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 2007-03-30 "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • 2008-06-14 Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2009-11-14 "Kings of Leon" drummer Nate Followill (33) weds singer Jessie Baylin (25) at the Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • 2010-04-03 "Love and Theft" country trio Eric Gunderson weds Emily Hagar (24) at sunset on the front porch of the historic Hazel Path mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 2011-11-26 "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee
  • 2012-04-03 Paramore guitar player Josh Farro (22) weds Jenna Rice in Tennessee
  • 2012-04-14 "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2012-06-10 Country music singer Wynonna Judd (48) weds "Highway 101" drummer Cactus Moser in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
  • 2012-09-15 "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2012-09-29 "Kings of Leon" bassist Jared Followill (25) weds model Martha Patterson (21) in Charlotte, Tennessee
  • 2013-06-08 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-10-20 Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

  • 2013-10-24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2014-06-12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths


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1875-07-31 Andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

MurderAssassination

1968-04-04 Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1991-10-16 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer (16 Tons), dies at 72
  • 1991-10-17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer, dies of liver disease at 72