VOL. 9 | NO. 44 | Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Memphis News Almanac
Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016: This Week in Memphis History
2015: Republican presidential contender Ben Carson campaigns in West Memphis with a stop at West Memphis High School. At the time, Carson is leading in the polls in Iowa, the first stop for the Democratic and Republican presidential contenders in 2016.
(Ramesses the Great Exhibition Catalogue)
1986: Individual tickets go on sale for the Ramesses the Great exhibit that opens at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in April 1987. Tickets, which cost $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for children, must be purchased in advance for a specific day and time to tour the exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The Ramesses exhibition would become the first in the city’s Wonders Series of international cultural exhibits.
1969: Primary Steel Inc. announces plans for a $3.5 million plant to be built on Presidents Island, next to its existing plant at 2672 Channel Ave. and fronting McKellar Lake. PSI, which makes and distributes wholesale finished steel products, buys the land from the city of Memphis for $127,500.
1966: Among the new business permits listed on the front page of The Daily News is Plywood City at 2153 Central Ave., east of Cooper, as well as a Central Academy of Music location at the new Southland Mall in Whitehaven, the city’s first shopping mall. The music store is doing a booming business, not only selling musical instruments but also offering guitar lessons in a city where garage bands are plentiful in the Memphis suburbs. Those completing guitar lessons make an acetate record of “Blue Guitar Waltz.”