The Lillelid family murders

April 6, 1997 Greene County, Tennessee 6 young people, between the ages of 14 and 20, murder 3 members the Lillelid family leaving the 2-year-old son without an eye The motive behind the attacks as well as the person who shouldered the majority of the blame are up for debate. One of the women accused…

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel The Reverend Doctor King's killer, James Earl Ray, shot the Civil Right's leader in his right cheek. The bullet then struck King's jaw, traveled down his spinal column, and came to rest lodged in his shoulder.…

Toddler’s smoking habits draw attention of the press

January 12, 1889 The Police Gazette publishes a story about the youngest smoker in the state of Tennessee, Wallace Lochridge According to The Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), Jan. 2 1889 page 3, Wallace was a year and 10 months old when he gained fame for being the youngest smoker in Tennessee and (hopefully)…

Orphan Girl murdered

January 6, 1872 Huntsville, Tennessee Angeline Moore, an orphan and servant, is murdered Angeline, 15 at the time of her death, was found in the wilderness in a battered state; her eye had been "mashed in," her ribs broken and collarbone dislocated, and she had numerous bruises all over her body. Suspicion quickly fell upon…