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This Week in Nashville History

Week 45: November 5th–November 11th

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This Week in Nashville History

Nashville Reservoir

November 5th
-On November 5, 1844, Democratic candidate James K. Polk defeated Whig party candidate Henry Clay to become the eleventh president of the United States.
-In 1912, the Nashville Reservoir, still located on 8th Avenue, breaks releasing 25 million gallons of water into the area.

November 6th
Stonewall Jackson was born on November 6th, 1932.

November 7th
One November 7th, 2000 CNN's Judy Woodruff not knowing she was being heard live by thousands of supporters of Al Gore, at Nashville's Memorial Building, listened in as she began expressing her explict opionions about the elections,ultimately casting grave doubts about media influence in U.S.A. and fairness of the election process.

November 8th -Astronaut Margaret Rhea Seddon was born on November 8, 1947 in Murfreesboro.
-Country Musician, Patti Page was born on November 8th, 1927. Her biggest hit came in 1950 and was "The Tennessee Waltz", which was #1 for 13 weeks.

November 9th
-Tennessean Editor, Edward Carmack is killed by Colonel Duncan Cooper on November 9th, 1908.
-Known as th he founder of WSM's Grand Ole Opry, George Dewey Hay was born on November 9, 1895.

November 10th
David "Stringbean" Akeman and wife Estelle were murdered in a robbery at their rural home near Nashville, on November 10th of 1973. The two robbers were waiting for them, as they returned home from an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

November 11th
Rattle and Snap Mansion, located on Andrew Jackson Highway in Columbia, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 11th, 1971.

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