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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In Tennessee History

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1. On September 29, 1864, the Battle of Leet's Tarehouse took place in Davidson County during the American Civil War. A Confederate force led by General John Bell Hood attacked a Union garrison commanded by Colonel John F. Miller, resulting in a Union victory.

2. Tennessee Governor Frank Clement was born on September 29, 1913. Clement served two non-consecutive terms as governor from 1953-1959 and 1963-1967 and was a prominent figure in Tennessee politics during the mid-20th century.

3. On September 29, 1906, the Chattanooga News Free Press published its first edition. The paper was founded by Colonel George Fort Milton and would eventually become the Chattanooga Times Free Press, one of the largest newspapers in Tennessee.

4. In 1952, the University of Tennessee's football team played its first-ever night game on September 29th against Mississippi State. The game was played at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville and ended in a 13-13 tie.

5. Country music legend Hank Williams recorded his hit song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" in Nashville on September 29, 1949. The song was written by Williams and has since become one of his most beloved and enduring compositions.
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