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On This Day In Alabama History: Freedom Riders Arrested In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Freedom Riders Arrested In Birmingham

| May 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

May 17, 1961: The 1961 Freedom Rides were public bus trips undertaken by racially integrated groups through the Deep South to test the enforcement of a new court order prohibiting segregation in interstate bus terminals.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Author Viola Goode Liddell Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Author Viola Goode Liddell Died

| May 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

May 16, 1998: A resident of Alabama’s Black Belt nearly all her life, Viola Goode Liddell recounted the stories of many Wilcox County residents, including her own, in three memoirs

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On This Day In Alabama History: League Of Municipalities Formed

On This Day In Alabama History: League Of Municipalities Formed

| May 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

May 15, 1935: The Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM), a voluntary association of cities and towns, formed May 15, 1935.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Mother’s Day Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Mother’s Day Was Born

| May 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Mother’s Day was born on May 10, 1913 when U.S. Rep. James Thomas Heflin of Alabama introduced Resolution 103, requesting President Woodrow Wilson, members of his cabinet, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and other federal officials to wear white carnations or “some other white flower” to honor mothers.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham’s Redmont Hotel Opened

On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham’s Redmont Hotel Opened

| May 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

 : May 9, 1925    

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On This Day In Alabama History: Industrialist James Sloss Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Industrialist James Sloss Died

| May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 am

May 4, 1890: James Sloss played a pivotal role in the growth of Reconstruction-era Birmingham

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On This Day In Alabama History: Greater Shiloh Baptist Was Established

On This Day In Alabama History: Greater Shiloh Baptist Was Established

| May 3, 2018 @ 5:00 am

May 3, 1891: Then known simply as Shiloh Baptist Church, the congregation was founded on May 3, 1891

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On This Day In Alabama History: The Children’s Crusade Began

On This Day In Alabama History: The Children’s Crusade Began

| May 2, 2018 @ 5:00 am

May 2, 2018 : In April 1963, the fight for civil rights in Birmingham was beginning to hit a wall

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On This Day In Alabama History: Ground Broken For Coosa’s First Dam

On This Day In Alabama History: Ground Broken For Coosa’s First Dam

| April 26, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 26, 1958: Sixty years ago today, Gov

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On This Day In Alabama History: Cunningham Became Acting Governor

On This Day In Alabama History: Cunningham Became Acting Governor

| April 25, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 25, 1904: You could say that Dr

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Alabama Figure Skater-turned-coach Back Home After Olympic, World Championships Run

Alabama Figure Skater-turned-coach Back Home After Olympic, World Championships Run

| April 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

John Zimmerman IV says he wears his emotions on his sleeve. They were never more apparent than they were recently as he spoke at the Homewood Grown fundraiser for Homewood schools.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Naval Blockade Imposed On Confederate States

On This Day In Alabama History: Naval Blockade Imposed On Confederate States

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 19, 1861: A week after Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln ordered a naval blockade of Southern ports to prevent the export of cotton and the smuggling of arms and supplies to rebel fighters

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On This Day In Alabama History: Bay Of Pigs Invasion Began

On This Day In Alabama History: Bay Of Pigs Invasion Began

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 17, 1961: At dawn, some 1,200 Cuban exiles, using U.S.-supplied weapons and landing craft, stormed ashore at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba in a doomed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro

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Alabama’s Residential New Construction Market Continues To Expand

Alabama’s Residential New Construction Market Continues To Expand

| April 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Sales of newly constructed homes in Alabama continued to grow in February. New construction sales increased 22 percent from January and increased 14 percent from February 2017. Statewide*, 507 newly constructed homes were sold in February, up from 416 total sales in January and up from 445 total sales in February 2017. Year-to-date, new construction sales are up 6 percent from 2017.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Actor Wayne Rogers Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Actor Wayne Rogers Was Born

| April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 7, 1933: Wayne Rogers, best known for his role as “Trapper” John McIntyre in the long-running television series “M.A.S.H.,” was born in Birmingham

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