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5 Fun Facts About December 30 In Tennessee History

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1. On December 30, 1835, the first issue of The Tennessean newspaper was published in Nashville. The paper has since become a major news source in Tennessee and throughout the region.

2. The Battle of Parker's Crossroads took place on December 30, 1862, during the American Civil War. Confederate forces led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest successfully ambushed Union troops and captured hundreds of prisoners.

3. Tennessee native and country music legend June Carter Cash was born on December 30, 1929 in Maces Springs. She was known for her work as a singer-songwriter, as well as her marriage to fellow musician Johnny Cash.

4. The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga opened its doors to the public on December 30, 1992. The aquarium has since become a popular tourist attraction and educational resource.

5. In 2008, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen signed a law on December 30th that established the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship program. The program provides scholarships for students attending Tennessee colleges and universities.
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