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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Tennessee History

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1. In 1864, a Confederate cavalry raid led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked and burned Union army barracks in Pulaski, Tennessee.

2. In 1922, the Tennessee General Assembly voted to ratify the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

3. In 1957, the Memphis Branch of the NAACP organized a boycott of city buses to protest segregation policies. The boycott lasted for several weeks and contributed to the eventual desegregation of public buses in Memphis.

4. In 1986, country music legend Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Cash was a native of Arkansas but lived and performed for many years in Tennessee.

5. In 2014, the city of Nashville celebrated its 50th anniversary of hosting the Country Music Association Awards, one of the biggest events in the country music industry. The first awards ceremony was held in Nashville in 1967.
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