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This Week in Nashville History

Week 9: February 26th - March 4th


This Week in Nashville History

Hume Fogg High School

Copyright Jan Duke
February 26th
Nashville's first public school--named for Alfred Hume, who had developed a plan for the school system modeled on that of Boston--opens on February 26, 1855.

February 27th
In 1902, Nashville's records it's lowest barometric pressure ever as the sea-level pressure drops to 29.02.

February 28th
An Act of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee passed February 28, 1856, created the county of Cheatham, composed of parts of the counties of Davidson, Robertson, Montgomery and Dickson.

March 1st
-Johnny Cash marries June Carter on March 1st, 1968.
-Uncle Dave Macon made his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, March 1, 1952.
-The first US commercial FM radio station (W47NV) goes on the air in Nashville, it's, of course, the sister site to WSM. Currently, it's located on the dial at 95.5FM
-Actress Dinah Shore was born in Winchester on March 1st, 1917.

March 2nd
Prince Henry of Prussia makes a brief stop in Nashville before heading on to Louisville, Kentucky.

March 3rd
-On March 3, 1862 Andrew Johnson is named military governor of Tennessee.
-Harlan Perry Howard, one of Nashville's best and most well known songwriters died on March 3, 2002 and is buried at the Nashville Cemetery.
-The Grammy Awards were held at the Ryman Auditorium on March 3rd,1973. This would be the first time in history that the Grammy Awards were not held in either LA or NY.

March 4th
-In 1829, Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as the Seventh President of the United States.
-In 1996, Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon) died in Nashville at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke.

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