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This Week in Nashville History

Week 3: January 15th - January 21st


This Week in Nashville History

Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer

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January 15th
Gaylord Entertainment purchased CMT on January 15th, 1991.

January 16th
A winter storm hit Nashville, on January 16th, 2003 leaving an accumulation of 7.5 inches of snow.

January 17th
In 1979, Lamar Alexander assumes the Governor's office three days early due to Governor Blanton's Pardons Scandal. Ray Blanton is eventually convicted and does prison time.

January 18th
Indians kill Colonel Sevier's sons on their way to Nashville on January 18th, 1792.

January 19th
-Nashville's Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer, is killed on January 19th, 1862 at the Battle of Mill Springs.
-Former Politician, William Hardy Murfree died on January 19, 1827 and is buried at Murfree Cemetery in Williamson County.

January 20th
Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville on January 20th, 1956.

January 21st
Fire ravages Nashville's South Market Street on January 21st, 1876.

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