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This Week in Nashville History

Week 50: December 10th – December 16th

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Deford Bailey

Copyright Jan Duke
December 10th
The first electric streetcar ran in Nashville on December 10, 1890.

December 11th
Baseball Player, Fred Alexandra Toney was born on December 11th, 1888.

December 12th
Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown on December 12th, 1957.

December 13th
Former Nashville Painter, Gilbert Gaul dies on December 13th, 1919.

December 14th
DeFord Bailey, born on December 14th, 1899, was most well-known for playing the harmonica on the Grand Ole Opry.

December 15th
-Battle of Nashville takes place on December 15th-16th in 1864.
-A.P. Carter, of the Carter Family, is born in 1891 in Scott County, Virginia.

December 16th
-Battle of Nashville ends on December 16th, 4400 in causalities are reported.
-Janis Joplin performs live in concert on December 16, 1970 at the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Nashville.

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