VOL. 7 | NO. 15 | Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Memphis News Almanac
This week in Memphis history: April 4-10
2013: The Memphis Soul concert in the East Room of the White House featuring Sam Moore and Justin Timberlake.
And groundbreaking for the expansion of the “Northridge” Nike plant in Frayser.
2012: Part of Linden Avenue was renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the Memphis City Council marking the 44th anniversary of King’s assassination in Memphis. While a part of the interstate in Memphis had been named in King’s honor, the renaming of Linden was the first time a city street had been named in his honor.
1974: Memphis hosted the annual convention of the Tennessee Education Association with guest speakers including Tennessee Gov. Winfield Dunn, Lt. Gov. and State Senate speaker John Wilder, National Education Association president James Harris and CBS news commentator Eric Sevareid.
1970: Poco played the Overton Park Shell on a bill that included Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper, Edgewood and the Hillcrest High School “Norsemen” band in a show that was a benefit for the Norsemen band. Admission was $1.
1964: On the front page of The Daily News, total construction permits in Shelby County issued for that March were up more than 76 percent for a total value of $7.3 million compared to $4.1 million from the previous March. The city construction permits were for March were about $700,000 less than March of 1963 because the 1963 permits included the new City Hall and the nearby 100 North Main Building.