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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-13 April

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **JC Penney Co. celebrating its 100th birthday Huntsville store opened in October 1925, across from the courthouse
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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

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