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5 Fun Facts About November 19 In Tennessee History

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1. On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Although this historic speech was given in Pennsylvania, it had a profound impact on Tennessee and the entire nation as it articulated the principles of freedom and democracy that were championed during the Civil War.

2. In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman led his troops on their infamous March to the Sea, which devastated much of Georgia and parts of Tennessee. However, on November 19 of that year, Sherman's army was engaged in a fierce battle with Confederate forces near Sandersville, Georgia.

3. On November 19, 1910, the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association held its annual convention in Nashville. The organization had been formed in 1907 to promote women's suffrage in the state, and Tennessee finally ratified the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1920.

4. Country music icon Dolly Parton was born on November 19, 1946, in Sevier County, Tennessee. Parton has had a remarkable career spanning more than five decades, with hits like "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" becoming timeless classics.

5. On November 19, 1982, the Tennessee Titans (then known as the Houston Oilers) played their first game at the newly-constructed Nashville Stadium (now Nissan Stadium) against the New York Jets. The Titans would go on to become a beloved Tennessee football franchise and make numerous playoff appearances over the years.
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