Mississippi in History (Part 2)

Mississippi: Jackson, MS

Historical Events

Events 101 - 109 of 109

  • 1995-03-16 Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
  • 1997-07-03 Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
  • 1998-12-05 7th SEC Championship Game: #1 Tennessee beats #23 Mississippi State, 24-14
  • 2005-01-06 Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.
  • 2007-08-01 The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

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2008-08-03 Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway

  • 2016-01-01 After floods along the Mississippi River kill 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis
  • 2017-01-23 Thunderstorms and tornadoes in Georgia and Mississippi leave at least 18 dead in the US
  • 2017-06-28 Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 115 of 115


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1962-10-13 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1963-08-22 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • 1966-01-08 Andrew Wood, Columbus Mississippi, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)

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1967-09-21 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer (Breathe, Cry), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1969-02-21 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1971-08-15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1972-01-09 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972-01-16 Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1973-08-03 Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
  • 1973-10-27 Monica Louwerens, Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1975-03-02 Arleen McDonald, Miss USA-Mississippi (1997)
  • 1981-01-17 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], McComb, Mississippi, American singer and actor (Everything You Want, Sex tape)

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1981-12-02 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 1982-08-28 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi

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1991-04-04 Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress (Zoey 101), born in McComb, Mississippi


Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths