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This Week in Nashville History

Week 2: January 8th - January 14th


Courtesy Library of Congress

Andrew Jackson

January 8th
The Battle of New Orleans is won on January 8th, 1815 led by Andrew Jackson, who becomes a national hero.

January 9th
-Fisk University opened on January 9, 1866, through joint effort of the American Missionary Association, the Western Freedmen's Aid Commission, and the Freedmen's Bureau.
-January 9th, 1886 is one of the coldest days in Nashville's history with the highest temperature topping out at 7 degrees.
- Local Politician, James Carroll Napier, was born near Nashville on January 9, 1845.

January 10th
On January 10th, 1946, Nashvillian John Dewitt makes mankind's first direct contact with the moon by using radar.

January 11th
Felix Robertson was born on the 11th of January in 1781 making him the first male child born in Nashville.

January 12th
In 1918, temperatures in Nashville fall to seventeen degrees below zero.

January 13th
Luck's Block, located on Church Street, was destroyed by fire on January 13th, 1876.

January 14th
Local Politician and civil rights leader, Julian Bond was born on January 14th, 1940.

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