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5 Fun Facts About September 25 In Tennessee History

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1. On September 25, 1956, Elvis Presley performed at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, Mississippi. This performance was significant because it marked the first time Elvis performed in his hometown since becoming a superstar, and it was also his only show in Mississippi during the year 1956.

2. On September 25, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy visited the University of Tennessee Law School in Knoxville as part of his tour of universities in southern states. During his visit, Kennedy spoke to the law school students about the role of the federal government in protecting civil rights.

3. On September 25, 1995, the first episode of the TV show "Coach" aired. The show was set at fictional "Minnesota State University" and followed the exploits of its head football coach, Hayden Fox. Actor Craig T. Nelson played the lead role, and the show became a popular sitcom that aired for nine seasons.

4. On September 25, 2002, the Tennessee Titans beat the Cleveland Browns 31-28 in a dramatic NFL game that saw the Titans overcome a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The Titans went on to finish the season with a record of 11-5, making the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

5. On September 25, 2019, the University of Tennessee announced the selection of Randy Boyd as its new interim president. Boyd had previously served as the state's commissioner of economic and community development and as chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. He succeeded Joe DiPietro, who retired after eight years as president.
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