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VOL. 6 | NO. 48 | Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 22-28: This week in Memphis history

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2012: U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays ruled the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County had to stop their movement toward suburban school districts, voiding the moves they had made to date toward the goal.

2011: The city installed bicycle lanes on Madison Avenue between McNeil and North Cooper streets.

1974: The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency asked to meet with the board of Union Planters National Bank to discuss a possible cease and desist order against the Memphis bank because of illegal or unsound banking practices. The notice prompted a change at the financial institution that brought it back from the financial brink.

Source: 'The Turnaround" by John J. Pepin

And a hoarse George Harrison made his only post-Beatles concert appearance in Memphis at the Mid-South Coliseum. Ravi Shankar opened the show.

1923: Work was about to begin on a viaduct on the Arkansas side of the river leading to the auto sidings on the Harahan Rail Bridge across the Mississippi River. The structure leading to the auto lanes added to both sides of the bridge replaced an older viaduct structure that a front-page article in The Daily News described as “feared by all auto tourists.” The steel structure where the auto lanes once were is to be gutted and replaced starting later this year on the northern side of the bridge to build a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk across the Mississippi River.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 391 11,120
MORTGAGES 88 481 13,903
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 198 969 24,034
BANKRUPTCIES 54 288 8,432
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 126 3,771
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 67 536 13,457
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 103 3,031

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