The Man in Black – Today In Southern History

26 February 1932  

On this date in 1932…

Legendary singer-songwriter John R. “Johnny” Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas.  Also known as the “The Man In Black”, Cash is the only artist to have been inducted into inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Other Years:

  • 1861 – The Confederate Congress passed an act to organize a general staff for the Confederate Army.
  • 1919 – The U.S. Congress passed “An Act to Establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona.”
  • 1972 – A slag-heap dam collapsed above Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, killing 125 residents.
  • 1998 – Oprah Winfrey was found not guilty in a trail  on a beef defamation suit brought by Texas cattlemen.

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