Knoxville was the coldest place in the country on this day in 1985

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Here’s a record we really don’t want to break.

It was Monday, January 21, 1985, and the entire eastern half of the country was in the midst of a brutal deep freeze. Record low temperatures were being recorded across the south.

But no place else in the continental U.S. was colder that day than Knoxville, Tennessee.

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