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VOL. 7 | NO. 8 | Saturday, February 15, 2014

This week in Memphis history: February 14-20

By Bill Dries

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2013: On the front page of The Daily News, Shelby County Schools board members approved a budget proposal that included $145 million in new funding to be sent to the Shelby County Commission for funding. It followed a long debate about whether the commission would approve that much extra and what the reaction from parents and teachers would be to the cuts that followed if the commission didn’t. The commission rejected the budget proposal.

Interim Memphis City Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson, meanwhile, announced a new round of talks with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. over a $57 million Chancery Court judgment the city had been ordered to pay the school system.

1984: The Police at the Mid-South Coliseum. Second leg of the North American tour for the album Synchronicity, between Cincinnati and Carbondale, Ill.

1974: The Memphis In May International Festival was still getting organized and still a few years away from its debut. But the organizers sponsored a contest along with Memphis Music Inc. to select a song to promote the month-long festival. The prize was $500 and the song was to be published and recorded by Memphis Music Inc.

1972: Formal opening of the Commercial & Industrial Bank building at 200 Madison Ave. designed by Gassner/Nathan/Brown Architects.

1950: Among the trademarks registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office, “Bovine Tonic”, “Indian Ease Linament” and “Indian Hair Pomade” all by the Indian Medicine Co. Inc. of Whitehaven.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 103 297 12,923
MORTGAGES 108 330 16,800
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 26 3,316
BUILDING PERMITS 363 525 28,219
BANKRUPTCIES 77 216 10,706
BUSINESS LICENSES 37 85 4,289
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 159 375 16,724
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 75 3,766

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