In 1954, no one would know it at the time but Elvis Presley would make his only appearance at the Opry in less than 24 hours.
Belmont College for Women opens in 1890.
-The Country Music Association was chartered by the State of Tennessee, September 5, 1958.
-Civil War General, Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. was born in Williamson County on September 5th , 1816.
Ernest Tubb, the "Texas Troubadour" died in Nashville, Tennessee, September 6, 1984.
In 1925, the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Middle Tennessee are recorded with Clarksville reaching 112 degrees.
-James Charles (Jimmie) Rodgers, known as the Singing Brakeman was the first performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was born on September 8th, 1897.
-Harlan Perry Howard, one of Nashville's best and most well known songwriters was born on September 8, 1927. His annual birthday bash was a local favorite for many years.
-Public school desegregation begins on September 9th, 1957, with the Nashville Plan, a gradualist approach allowing one grade per year to be desegregated beginning with the first grade.
-In 1971, Sulphur Dell, one of the nations most historic ballparks is sold at auction.
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