Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-13 April
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**JC Penney Co. celebrating its 100th birthday
Huntsville store opened in October 1925, across from the courthouse
Huntsville Times 13 April 2002
**Dorothy Love Coates, Singer of Gospel Music, Dies at 74 [Birmingham native]
New York Times 12 April 2002 [requires free registration]
**Walk on in: Old Decatur structures featured on Sunday walking tour
Eclectic decorating meets classic interiors in the 2002 version of the Decatur Pilgrimage sponsored by the Womens' Chamber of Commerce.
Three homes in Old Decatur and two historic buildings will be featured in Sunday's tour.
Decatur Daily 9 April 2002
**Uncovering some surprising roots: Madison man discovers ancestor was the revered admiral of CSS Alabama
MADISON -- Edmund Semmes, 43, was told from the time he was a tot that he was descended from a long line of distinguished naval men.
But it wasn't until recent years that he learned how important one ancestor was to the Confederate cause.
Decatur Daily 8 April 2002
**1958 April 10- W.C. Handy, composer and musician, joins the ancestors at the age of
84 in New York City.
1974 April 8- Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run against
a pitch thrown by Los Angeles Dodger Al Downing at a home game
in Fulton County Stadium. Aaron's home run breaks the long-
standing home run record of Babe Ruth.
1990 April 8- Percy Julian, who helped create drugs to combat glaucoma and
methods to mass produce cortisone, and agricultural scientist
George Washington Carver are the first African American
inventors admitted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in
the hall's 17-year history.
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**19?? April 10: Claudette Nevins (in Birmingham, AL) is born.
1865 April 9: Federals capture Ft. Blakely, Alabama.
1974 April 8: Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, beating Babe Ruth's
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A.J. Wright, MLS
Dept of Anesthesiology Library
School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810