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On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham Barons Inaugurated Rickwood Field

On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham Barons Inaugurated Rickwood Field

| August 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 18, 1910 : With more than 10,000 fans attending, the Birmingham Barons defeated the Montgomery Climbers in the first game at what is now the nation’s oldest operating ballpark

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On This Day In Alabama History: Hugo Black Confirmed To High Court

On This Day In Alabama History: Hugo Black Confirmed To High Court

| August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 17, 1937: Hugo Black of Harlan, Alabama, President Franklin D

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On This Day In Alabama History: Stanley Dent Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Stanley Dent Was Born

| August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 16, 1869 : Born on this day in Eufaula, Stanley Dent began his political career a few years after moving to Montgomery in 1899

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On This Day In Alabama History: Businessman Erskine Ramsay Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Businessman Erskine Ramsay Died

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 15, 1953 : Born near Pittsburgh in 1864, Erskine Ramsay was already an accomplished businessman in the coal industry when he arrived at the age of 22 in Birmingham as a superintendent and engineer for the Pratt Mines

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On This Day In Alabama History: Mental Health Pioneer Peter Bryce Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Mental Health Pioneer Peter Bryce Died

| August 14, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 14, 1892 : A native of South Carolina, Peter Bryce in 1860 became the first superintendent of what was then called the Alabama Insane Hospital (AIH) in Tuscaloosa and served for 32 years

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On This Day In Alabama History: Men’s Hall Of Fame Created

On This Day In Alabama History: Men’s Hall Of Fame Created

| August 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 13, 1987 : Located at Samford University in Birmingham, the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame (AMHOF) honors men born in or closely associated with Alabama who have made significant contributions on a state, national or international level

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On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham City Hall Was Dedicated

On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham City Hall Was Dedicated

| August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Aug. 3, 1950: Cooper Green, then-Birmingham City Commission president, led a project to replace the old City Hall built in 1901

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On This Day In Alabama History: NFL Coach, Scout Red Cochran Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: NFL Coach, Scout Red Cochran Was Born

| August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Aug. 2, 1922: Born in Fairfield, John Thurman “Red” Cochran played football and baseball in high school and was later offered scholarships in both sports at Wake Forest University

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On This Day In Alabama History: Astronaut Kathryn Thornton Retired

On This Day In Alabama History: Astronaut Kathryn Thornton Retired

| August 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Aug. 1, 1996: Nuclear physicist Kathryn Thornton was an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1985-1996

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On This Day In Alabama History: Bennett Secretary Of State Again

On This Day In Alabama History: Bennett Secretary Of State Again

| July 31, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 31, 2013: Alabama Gov

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On This Day In Alabama History: State’s 1819 Constitution Was Adopted

On This Day In Alabama History: State’s 1819 Constitution Was Adopted

| July 30, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 30, 1819: On March 2, 1819, President James Monroe signed an act enabling the people of the Alabama Territory to form a Constitution and government

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On This Day In Alabama History: Hattie Hooker Wilkins Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Hattie Hooker Wilkins Was Born

| July 28, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 28, 1875: Born on July 28, 1875, Hattie Hooker Wilkins was the first woman elected as a representative in the Alabama Legislature

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On This Day In Alabama History: Author Robert Faucett Gibbons Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Author Robert Faucett Gibbons Died

| July 25, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 25, 1995: Author Robert Faucett Gibbons is an Alabama native born in Tuscaloosa and renowned for penning novels and short stories with universal appeal

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On This Day In Alabama History: Zelda Fitzgerald Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Zelda Fitzgerald Was Born

| July 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 24, 1900: Born on July 24, 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald helped establish an image of the free-spirited woman in the 1920s

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On This Day In Alabama History: Uss Birmingham Fought In The Battle Of Guam

On This Day In Alabama History: Uss Birmingham Fought In The Battle Of Guam

| July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 21, 1944: The USS Birmingham, a light cruiser named for Alabama’s largest city, earned fame in World War II

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On This Day In Alabama History: Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition Was Formed

On This Day In Alabama History: Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition Was Formed

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 19, 1977: The Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition was birthed July 19, 1977, thanks to a grassroots community with two goals: to protect the mountain ecosystem and halt plans to build an on-site apartment complex

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On This Day In Alabama History: Jeremiah Denton Jr. Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Jeremiah Denton Jr. Was Born

| July 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 15, 1924: Jeremiah Denton Jr

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On This Day In Alabama History: Harper Lee’s Second Novel Released

On This Day In Alabama History: Harper Lee’s Second Novel Released

| July 14, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 14, 2015: The world had waited for the unveiling of world famous author Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman,” and on this day in 2015 it was released

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