21 January 2016

Jackson’s Birthday

21 January 1824 

On this date in 1824...

Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia.

Other Years:

  • 1698 - French missionary Father de Montigny reached the Tensas Indian village on the Mississippi River in Louisiana and stayed with them to instruct them in Catholic Christianity.
  • 1861 - Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resigned after their states seceded.
  • 1880 - Memphis, Tennessee started operation of the first sewage disposal system separate from storm drains in the U.S. designed George E. Waring,Jr.
  • 1987 - B.B. King donated his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi

Read: Why Know Southern History?

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