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This Week in Nashville History

Week 8: February 19th - February 25th

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This Week in Nashville History

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Copyright Jan Duke
February 19th
Country Music Hall of Famer and long-time Grand Ole Opry member, Grandpa Jones dies on February 19th, 1998.

February 20th
The last issue Nashville Banner newspaper is published February 20, 1998.

February 21st
Little Jimmy Dickens made his Grand Ole Opry debut on this day in 1948 .

February 22nd
William Harrison Frist, more commonly known as Bill Frist was born in Nashville, on February 22, 1952.

February 23rd
Minnie Pearl got married to Henry Cannon on February 23rd, 1947.

February 24th
-General Nathan Bedford Forrest raids Brentwood on February 24th, 1863.
-One of the greatest stars of country music and in honky-tonk history,Webb Pierce, known locally for his silver-dollar studded auto and guitar-shaped swimming pools, dies on February 24, 1991

February 25th
-Tennessee, occupied by Union forces, was not included in the Emancipation Proclamation of 1853.
-Slaves in the State were set free February 25, 1865, by an amendment to the State Constitution.
-February 25th, 1862, Union forces captured Nashville and raised the American flag over the capital.

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