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5 Fun Facts About December 5 In Tennessee History

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1. In 1955, the Nashville Predators played their first game ever at the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville and are members of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

2. On December 5, 1831, the first issue of the "Cherokee Phoenix," one of the earliest Native American newspapers, was published. This newspaper was published in both Cherokee and English and served as a voice for the Cherokee Nation during their struggle for independence.

3. The Battle of Nashville was fought on December 15-16, 1864, but its preparation began on December 5th of the same year. This was one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War, which resulted in a significant victory for the Union forces.

4. In 1886, the state of Tennessee officially adopted the state flag that features three stars representing the three regions of the state: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee. The blue circle in the center represents the unity of the state.

5. On December 5, 1978, the "Pink Palace" in Memphis, Tennessee became a museum. The Pink Palace was originally a mansion built for the founder of Piggly Wiggly, but it later became a museum dedicated to the history and culture of Memphis and the Mid-South region of the United States. Today it is known as the Pink Palace Museum and houses exhibits on natural history, science, and technology.
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