The Gayoso House, the first luxury hotel in Memphis, was built in 1842, when the city was barely twenty years old.
June 25, 1945 was Captain Luke Weathers Day.
Some 40,000 men from the Memphis area volunteered to serve in WWII.
On April 21, 1865, the steamboat Sultana left New Orleans. As she left port, she was having problems with leaky boilers, problems that continued to plague the vessel on her way up the river.
The flood of April, 1912, was one of the worst floods ever seen in the Mississippi Valley.