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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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On This Day In Alabama History: Literary Trail Adopts By-laws

On This Day In Alabama History: Literary Trail Adopts By-laws

| April 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 6, 2010: The board of the Southern Literary Trail officially passed and adopted its by-laws

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On This Day In Alabama History: Magnolia Grove Ownership Transferred

On This Day In Alabama History: Magnolia Grove Ownership Transferred

| April 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 5, 1980: Ownership of Magnolia Grove, a historic site and museum in Greensboro, was transferred by the state to the Alabama Historical Commission.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Congresswoman Began Representing 3rd District

On This Day In Alabama History: Congresswoman Began Representing 3rd District

| April 4, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 4, 1972: Congresswoman Elizabeth Bullock Andrews began representing Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District after winning a special election to fill the seat of her recently deceased husband.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for North, Northwest Alabama Until 1 a.m. CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for North, Northwest Alabama Until 1 a.m. CDT

| April 3, 2018 @ 7:29 pm

Damaging winds are the main threat, but a couple of tornadoes can’t be ruled out. Additional watches are possible to the south and southeast later.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Lafayette Arrived In Montgomery

On This Day In Alabama History: Lafayette Arrived In Montgomery

| April 3, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 3, 1825: The Marquis de Lafayette, the last surviving general of the Revolutionary War, arrived in Montgomery as part of his grand tour of the United States.

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On This Day In Alabama History: United Daughters Of The Confederacy Founded

On This Day In Alabama History: United Daughters Of The Confederacy Founded

| March 26, 2018 @ 5:00 am

March 26, 1896: The Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded by Camden resident Sallie Jones

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On This Day In Alabama History: Judges Order School Desegregation

On This Day In Alabama History: Judges Order School Desegregation

| March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

March 22, 1967: A federal three-judge panel presiding over Lee v. Macon County Board of Education ordered every school district in Alabama not under an existing court order to desegregate.

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