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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 23-25 May 2001

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone! [well, at least our U.S. subscribers..yes, there are a few who are not! they can just have a great
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      fyi..have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone! [well, at least our U.S.
      subscribers..yes, there are a few who are not! they can just have a great
      weekend]--aj wright // ajwright@...

      **Fabled Hunley coin found at last [what a story!!]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobile/?May2001/25-a459343a.html
      Mobile Register 25 May 2001

      **Hunley tours resume in June
      http://www.al.com/news/mobile/?May2001/25-a459341a.html
      Mobile Register 25 May 2001

      **Hilliard to look into delays of Gees Bend ferry service
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?May2001/25-e433374b.html
      Birmingham News 25 May 2001 [see May 24 story also]

      **1935 May 25-This is "the greatest day in the history of track," according
      to "The
      New York Times." Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks two
      world sprint records, ties a third, and breaks a long jump world
      record in a meet at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, all in
      one hour.

      1943 May 25-A riot, started by white workers, occurs in a Mobile, Alabama
      shipyard
      over the job upgrading of twelve African American workers

      1983 May 24-Jesse L. Jackson becomes the first African American to address a
      joint
      session of a state legislature in the 20th century, when he talks to
      the
      Alabama legislature.
      FROM: Today in Black History
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      **New problems surface for ferry [at Gee's Bend]
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?May2001/24-e427186b.html
      Birmingham News 24 May 2001 [Los Angeles Times writer J.R. Moehringer won a
      Pulitzer Prize last year for his feature story about Gee's Bend]

      **City ready for Cahaba Lily Festival
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?May2001/24-e428097b.html
      Birmingham News 24 May 2001

      **Modern rocketry owes a lot to Fritz Mueller
      The late scientist helped bring gyroscopes to space vehicles
      http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/?May2001/23-e32971.html
      Huntsville Times 23 May 2001
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