25 years ago — 1993
After the affair, and the divorce, and the breakup, and the reunion, and the next breakup, and the sequel, there was a happy ending Wednesday for The Donald and Marla: a baby daughter. The little bundle of joy — the fourth child for Trump, the first for Maples — arrived at 12:50 p.m. in an undisclosed Florida hospital, Trump spokesman Norma Foerderer said. Trump was with Maples for the delivery. The couple named her Tiffany Trump. The name, selected by The Daddy, is a reference to his art of the deal: Trump’s purchase of the air rights above Tiffany’s cleared the way for his Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.
50 years ago — 1968
A plane landed and a stewardess turned her head. A city official straightened his tie and a slight murmur went through the crowd watching the proceedings at Memphis Metropolitan Airport. It was the wrong plane. Moments later the royal plane piloted by Prince Philip, husband of England’s Queen Elizabeth II, taxied up. After a change from his flight uniform to a business suit, His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, made his appearance. Prince Philip arrived from Ottawa, Canada, for a brief stopover at the airport yesterday afternoon to have the plane carrying him to the Olympic Games in Mexico City refueled. A small crowd gathered outside the VIP room at the airport where Prince Philip met with city dignitaries, including Mayor Henry Loeb.
75 years ago — 1943
Keynote for the biggest charity drive in Memphis’ history — $1,081,271 sought for 38 war relief funds and Community Fund beneficiaries — will be sounded at a dinner at the Peabody tonight at which Edward F. Barry, attorney and civic leader, and Mayor Chandler will be principal speakers. The money-raising campaign, which will have for its slogan “Give once and for all,” will get under way Monday when several hundred solicitors will take the field.
100 years ago — 1918
The six-cent streetcar fare seems to be coming. Montgomery, Ala., citizens began paying that sum this week, and before long Memphians will be forking over another penny, too.
125 years ago — 1893
A workingman’s club, the Metro-Political Club, has been organized here with Gen. G.P.M. Turner as president. They will work for government control of public works, especially garbage collection and street cleaning; municipal ownership of gas, water and electric power plants; enforcement of the existing (but no longer enforced) statute forbidding banks and loan companies to charge more than six percent interest.
This vintage photo is believed to have been taken near the Big Creek Cemetery in Millington more than 100 years ago. Relatives of the Crenshaw family pictured here are, from left: Emit Crenshaw, Gladys Crenshaw Bolton, Leah Crenshaw Hart, Jesse Crenshaw and Dimples Baker. The Big Creek community is the oldest settlement in Shelby County going back to Revolutionary War veteran Col. Clement McDaniel, who arrived prior to the founding of Memphis in 1819. Generations of Crenshaws began with a prolific man named Charles Crenshaw who journeyed to Shelby County in 1820 with his parents, Joel Crenshaw and Jane Swift Crenshaw. Big Creek was formerly a quarter-acre Crenshaw family cemetery. The earliest burial was recorded around 1828. Today, the cemetery sits on 6.55 acres with about 650 graves. Present day family members involved with preserving the cemetery include Big Creek Administrator Dan Crenshaw and his grown children Karen Crenshaw and Kenny Crenshaw (Herbi-Systems, Inc. president), as well as cousin Kent Crenshaw.