President Theodore Roosevelt visits Nashville, more than 150,000 people to greet him as his train pulls into Union Station on October 22nd 1907.
-Sgt Carter of Gomer Pyle USMC, Frank Sutton was born in Clarksville on October 23rd, 1923.
-In 1985, Federal District Judge Thomas A. Higgins, because of overcrowding, forbade the state from admitting prisoners to the system except for violence-prone convicts, temporarily shutting down the doors to all Tennessee Prisons.
Kenny Holmes, formally of the Tennessee Titans, was born today in 1973. He spent the first four years of his career with the Tennessee Titans.
-On October 25th, 1803, both Dickson and Rutherford Counties were established. Dickson, with its seat at Charlotte, was named for William Dickson, member of the state House of Representatives and United States Representative from Tennessee Rutherford, with Murfreesboro as its seat, was named for Griffith Rutherford, who fought in the Revolutionary War, was a member of the North Carolina Senate and president of the Tennessee legislative council.
-Sarah Ophelia Colley, better known as Minnie Pearl to the world was born on October 25, 1912, in Centerville, Tennessee.
-Neal Matthews Jr. of the Jordanaires’ was born in Nashville, on October 26, 1929.
-Williamson County is established on October 26th, 1799, named in honor of Dr. Hugh Williamson.
-On October 26th 1799 Wilson County was established, with its county seat at Lebanon, was named for Daniel Wilson, who fought in the Revolutionary War and was a member and speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
The Dixie Flyers Hockey Team opened their 1st season with four road losses before they entered their first home encounter on Oct. 27, 1962 against their new rivals, the Knoxville Knights. A pre-game program included Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington, Nashville Mayor Ben West, local TV personality Bob Lobertini and around 5,000 fans.
-Designing Women Actress, Annie Potts, was born in Nashville on October 28th, 1952.
-Fiddlin King, Charlie Daniels was born today, October 28th in 1937.
-Grand Ole Opry star, Porter Wagoner passed away today from lung cancer in 2007.
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