Jackson’s Birthday – Today In Southern History

21 January 1824 

On this date in 1824…

Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia.

Other Years:

  • 1698 – French missionary Father de Montigny reached the Tensas Indian village on the Mississippi River in Louisiana and stayed with them to instruct them in Catholic Christianity.
  • 1789 – Georgetown College was established as the first Catholic college in the U.S. in Washington, DC.
  • 1861 – Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resigned after their states seceded.
  • 1880 – Memphis, Tennessee started operation of the first sewage disposal system separate from storm drains in the U.S. designed George E. Waring,Jr.
  • 1987 – B.B. King donated his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi.
  • 1997 – A judge in Fairfax, Virginia sentenced Mir Aimal Kasi to death for an attack outside the CIA headquarters in 1993 that killed two men and wounded three other people. 

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