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Erin’s Memphis Fun

My trips to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have allowed me time to explore the wonderful city of Memphis, TN.  If you haven't ever been - let me fill you in on some of my favorites!

The Peabody Hotel - This is THE historic hotel directly off of Bealle Street.  The Hotel has been there since 1869, and is where the rich and famous stay when they visit Memphis.  The Peabody is famous for their Peabody Ducks, which come down from their "duck house" ever morning via elevator, walk the red carpet to their fountain, where they stay most of the day.  Then there's a big ceremony (every day) where they walk back down the red carpet, into the elevator, and back up to their duck house.  The Peabody is amazing in every way, from their food, to the spa, service and more - its a must see (even if you can't afford to stay) on your Memphis tour.

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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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This Day in History for November 14 – Booker T. Washington Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1882 – Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (More info)

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly — aka Elizabeth Cochrane — begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 day (More info)

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This Day in History for November 9 – Berlin Wall Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (More info)

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first sitting US President to make an official trip outside the country, traveling to inspect progress on the Panama Canal (More info)

1965 – A switch at a station near Niagara Falls fails,

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This Day in History for November 7 – Magic Johnson’s HIV Announcement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia (More info)

1916 – Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the United States Congress (More info)

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This Day in History for October 28 – Statue of Liberty Dedicated and More

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1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (More info)

1919 – The US Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January (More info)

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This Day in History for October 20 – McCarthyism Hits Hollywood and More

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1944 – Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people and leveling 30 city blocks (More info)

1944 – General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he declared “I shall return” (More info)

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This Day in History for October 13 – White House Cornerstone Laid and More

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1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

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This Day in History for October 11 – Carter Wins Nobel and More

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1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion (More info)

1975 – ‘Saturday Night Live’ debuts on NBC (More info)

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This Day in History for October 6 – ‘The Jazz Singer’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1876 – The American Library Association is founded (More info)

1884 – The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island (More info)

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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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This Day in History for September 22 – Emancipation Proclamation Issued and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established (More info)

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which proposes to free all slaves of rebel states as of January 1, 1863 (More info)

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