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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The first hydroelectric dam is built by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Tennessee is readmitted as a state in the Union.
Tennessee is the last of the southern states to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
Nashville is made the capital.
Andrew Jackson leads Tennessee troops to victory in the Battle of New Orleans.
Congress makes Tennessee the 16th state of the United States.
The State of Franklin is established.
Fort Lick is established near where Nashville will one day be located.
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto is the first European to visit Tennessee.
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