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Tennessee - Notable Historical Events

Meriwether LewisOct 11, 1809

Ulysses S. GrantFeb 6, 1862

Nathan Bedford ForrestNov 14, 1863

Lou GehrigApr 2, 1931

FDRMay 18, 1933

Tennessee WilliamsDec 26, 1944

Martin Luther KingApr 4, 1968

Tom BradyOct 18, 2009

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Tennessee - Historical Events
Date Event
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

1809-10-11

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

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

1862-02-06

General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

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)

1863-08-17

Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee

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)

1863-11-14

Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

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 (Sparta) Tennessee

1864-03-11

Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), 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

1917-12-30

-32°F (-36°C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)

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)

1931-04-02

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

1933-05-18

Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams

1944-12-26

Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie," premieres in Chicago

1945-03-31

Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

1947-12-03

Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

1948-05-03

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

1951-02-03

Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in NYC

1952-01-12

University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student

1953-03-19

Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC

1955-03-24

Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

1955-05-02

Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

1956-09-03

Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee

1957-03-21

Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

1959-03-10

Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC

1960-04-01

Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee

1961-12-28

Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC

1963-01-16

Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres

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

1968-04-04

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

1972-04-02

Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings" premieres in NYC

1973-12-15

Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

1982-01-08

Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee

1982-05-01

1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens

1987-03-29

6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44

1988-12-17

USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned

1989-04-02

8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60

1991-03-23

20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee

1991-03-31

10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67

1993-10-24

"Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances

1993-10-31

"Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 perfs

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.

2009-10-18

QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

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

2015-04-30

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select QB Jameis Winston as the #1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. QB Marcus Mariota is selected second by the Tennessee Titans.

2016-02-17

Peyton Manning cited in Title IX lawsuit against University of Tennessee

2016-12-02

Death toll from devastating Tennessee wildfire climbs to 11

2017-03-07

Bird Flu Outbreak Found at a Tennessee Farm

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Tennessee - Notable Birthdays

Davy CrockettAug 17, 1786

David FarragutJul 5, 1801

Nathan Bedford ForrestJul 13, 1821

George Machine Gun KellyJul 18, 1895

Tennessee WilliamsMar 26, 1911

Bettie PageApr 22, 1923

Patti PageNov 8, 1927

Morgan FreemanJun 1, 1937

Bill BelichickApr 16, 1952

Reggie WhiteDec 19, 1961

Justin TimberlakeJan 31, 1981

Megan FoxMay 16, 1986

Miley CyrusNov 23, 1992

Tennessee - Birthdays
Date Event
1745-09-23

John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)

1786-08-17

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

1801-07-05

David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

1821-07-13

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

1836-09-10

Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)

1895-07-18

George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)

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

1909-11-19

Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams

1911-03-26

Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

1911-03-26

Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

1913-03-02

Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)

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)

1919-02-13

Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Fabulous Fordies

1919-10-03

James M. Buchanan, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), (d. 2013)

1919-11-28

Richard Brill, That Tennessee Beat

1920-06-02

Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)

1920-10-09

Yusef Lateef, Chattanooga Tennessee, American Jazz Saxophonist and Flautist

1921-03-22

Lee Parton, A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving

1921-07-02

Maria St. Just, Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage

1923-04-22

Bettie Page, Nashville Tennessee, American Playboy pin-up model

1923-10-05

Avie Lee Parton, A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving

1924-02-18

Joe Barry, A Night in Tennessee

1927-11-08

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

1929-03-22

Dorothy Jo Owens, A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving

1929-06-09

Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], Memphis, Tennessee, rhythm and blues singer (My Song)

1931-03-15

Ted Marchibroda, Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Oilers

1931-9-26

Bill Richardone, The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti

1932-05-29

Rosalyn Borden, Tennessee Bound

1932-05-29

Marilyn Borden, Tennessee Bound

1934-09-25

John S Bull, Memphis Tennessee, astronaut

1936-03-15

Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )

1937-06-01

Morgan Freeman, Memphis Tennessee, Academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory)

1939-01-04

Jon Appleton, The Sons of Tennessee Williams

1941-02-13

Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee

1943-01-03

Thomas P. Adler, Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage

1943-09-23

Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)

1944-04-16

Bob Montgomery, Nashville, Tennessee, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979)

1944-07-01

Gerda Fritz, Ternitz, Tennessee

1944-09-22

John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)

1947-07-21

John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)

1949-02-25

Ric Flair, Memphis, Tennessee, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)

1949-05-08

Reid Smith, Tennessee Stallion

1950-01-23

Bill Cunningham, Memphis, Tennessee, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops)

1951-08-15

Paul Jefferson, City of Dreams: Artists for Tennessee Flood Relief

1952-04-16

Bill Belichick, Nashville Tennessee, American football coach (New England Patriots, 3 Super Bowls)

1954-11-01

Sherman Smith, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

1955-01-20

Kevin Long, Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans

1956-05-28

Brent Rowan, Neil Diamond: Under a Tennessee Moon

1957-03-15

Park Overall, Nashville, Tennessee, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning)

1958-02-21

Frank Renzulli, The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti

1958-10-20

Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)

1959-07-16

Gary Anderson, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

1961-03-16

Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1961-03-16

Mel Gray, Tennessee Oilers vs. Seattle Seahawks

1961-08-06

Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)

1961-12-19

Reggie White, Chattanooga Tennessee, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)

1962-03-02

Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1964-05-07

Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)

1965-07-24

Brian Blades, Tennessee Oilers vs. Seattle Seahawks

1965-11-04

Erik Norgard, NFL center/guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1965-11-04

Erik Norgard, Tennessee Oilers vs. Dallas Cowboys

1965-12-08

Troy Sadowski, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Oilers

1966-05-29

Floyd Turner, Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Oilers

1967-01-20

Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1967-02-09

Stevon Moore, Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Oilers

1967-04-07

Steve Wisniewski, Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders

1967-10-10

Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers)

1967-10-10

Willie Davis, Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Oilers

1968-05-13

James Harris, Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans

1968-06-10

Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1968-11-10

Lonnie Marts, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers)

1968-12-16

Darryll Lewis, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1968-12-16

Darryll Lewis, Minnesota Vikings vs. Tennessee Oilers

1969-04-08

Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1969-04-12

Michael Jackson, Tennessee Oilers vs. Baltimore Ravens

1969-06-22

Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1969-06-22

Derek Russell, Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Oilers

1969-11-01

Barron Wortham, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1969-12-18

Marco Coleman, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

1970-01-08

Darryl Williams, Tennessee Oilers vs. Seattle Seahawks

1970-02-25

Joe Bowden, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1970-03-23

Carl Pickens, Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills

1970-11-24

Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1970-9-25

Doug Pelfrey, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers

1971-01-04

Garrison Hearst, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

1971-01-08

Roosevelt Potts, Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Oilers

1971-02-19

Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)

1971-05-03

James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)

1971-06-09

Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1971-07-10

Brent Alexander, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1971-10-14

Frank Wycheck, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1971-10-30

Henry Ford, NFL defensive end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1971-10-30

Henry Ford, New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans

1972-05-08

Chris Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Tennessee/Houston Oilers)

1972-06-01

Jon Witman, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1972-07-02

Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)

1972-07-31

Jason Gildon, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1972-08-29

Michael Roan, NFL tight end/halfback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1972-10-14

Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)

1972-11-02

Jeni Stephens, Memphis Tennessee, Miss America-Tennessee (1997)

1972-12-27

Dewayne Washington, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1973-02-28

Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

1973-03-22

Joe Nedney, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1973-03-30

Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)

1973-03-30

Rodney Thomas, Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans

1973-04-06

Randall Godfrey, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1973-04-28

Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)

1973-04-28

Earl Holmes, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1973-06-18

Rayna Stewart, safety/cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

1973-08-09

James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)

1973-08-13

Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)

1973-10-24

Kenny Holmes, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)

1973-11-27

Jon Runyan, tackle (Tennessee Oilers)

1974-01-17

Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)

1974-02-12

Scott McGarrahan, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans

1974-03-24

Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)

1974-04-23

Joey Kent, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)

1974-05-25

Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)

1974-06-06

Patrick Hape, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

1975-04-23

Bobby Shaw, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1975-05-27

Lance Schulters, Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets

1976-10-08

Amos Zereoue, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1976-12-23

Kris Brown, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1977-10-27

Doug Johnson, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

1978-01-02

Frank Chamberlin, Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys

1978-01-29

Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

1978-04-19

Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)

1978-08-20

Monty Beisel, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans

1978-08-26

Drew Bennett, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1978-09-18

Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)

1978-11-01

David Thornton, Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints

1978-12-11

Justin McCareins, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

1978-9-17

Kendrick Clancy, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1979-01-17

Dominic Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

1979-06-12

Andre' Davis, Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

1979-12-14

Kyle Shanahan, Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

1980-06-30

Tank Williams, Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers

1980-12-02

Brian Tennessee Claflin, The Coat

1981-01-06

Bo Scaife, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

1981-01-25

Justin Gage, Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears

1981-01-31

Justin Timberlake, Memphis, Tennessee, singer-songwriter (Sexyback, My Love)

1981-03-30

Jammal Brown, Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints

1981-04-16

Jake Scott, Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

1982-03-12

Terrance Copper, Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints

1982-08-28

David Stewart, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

1982-10-06

Brandon Jones, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

1983-05-17

Chris Henry, Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos

1984-02-02

Cortland Finnegan, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

1985-01-01

Stephen Tulloch, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

1985-9-06

Frank Summers, 2009 Kickoff Game: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers

1986-05-16

Megan Fox, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American actress (Transformers) and model

1992-11-23

Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

Tennessee - Notable Weddings

Davy CrockettAug 12, 1806

Andrew JohnsonMay 17, 1827

Bettie PageFeb 15, 1943

Willie NelsonSep 16, 1991

Peyton ManningMar 17, 2001

Kelly ClarksonOct 20, 2013

Tennessee - Weddings
Date Event
1806-08-12

Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee

1827-05-17

US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

1943-02-15

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

1991-09-16

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

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

2001-03-17

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning (24) weds Ashley Thompson in Memphis, 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

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

Tennessee - Notable Deaths

Andrew JohnsonJul 31, 1875

Martin Luther KingApr 4, 1968

Tennessee WilliamsFeb 25, 1983

Tennessee - Deaths
Date Event
1875-07-31

Andrew Johnson, 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66

1968-04-04

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

1983-02-25

Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

1983-02-25

Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

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

1991-10-17

Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Fabulous Fordies

1994-02-15

Maria St. Just, Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage

1996-09-05

Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86

1997-11-25

Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62

2000-11-12

Lee Parton, A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving

2001-10-16

Reid Smith, Tennessee Stallion

2003-01-23

Rosalyn Borden, Tennessee Bound

2003-12-05

Avie Lee Parton, A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving

2008-11-19

Dorothy Jo Owens, A Tennessee Mountain Thanksgiving

2009-03-25

Marilyn Borden, Tennessee Bound

2009-12-17

Chris Henry, Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos

2013-11-17

Frank Chamberlin, Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys

2014-06-05

Brian Tennessee Claflin, The Coat

2014-06-14

Rodney Thomas, Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans

2014-09-20

Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars


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