Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-10 May & Bonus Links
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**Authors to sign books May 18 at Page & Palette
Authors will be Nicole Amare and Kim and Doug Kennedy
Mobile Register 10 May 2002
**Mary Badham to visit Monroeville
Mobile Register 10 May 2002
**Foley to add locomotive to rail display
City Council approves $16,800 bid by Deep South Crane Co. to move 100-ton locomotive from Pascagoula
Mobile Register 9 May 2002
**Thomas Pinson, former Jeffco commissioner, dead at 88
Birmingham News 9 May 2002
**Paint Rock Valley natives recall good, hard times
Samford students talk to residents in effort to help preserve history
Huntsville Times 8 May 2002
**Oakville home with link to Owens family is undergoing restoration
OAKVILLE -- Don Alexander knew that he was acquiring a piece of Lawrence County's history when he purchased the old Cannon place here.
Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Germany, spent the first years of his life on the Cannon place.
Decatur Daily 6 May 2002
**1931 May 6: Willie Mays, baseball player, the 'Say Hey Kid' is born.
1942 May 5: Tammy Wynette (at Redbay, Alabama), singer, is born.
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**25th Alabama Jubilee full of surprises May 25-27
If you can't have a cake for your 25th birthday, you'd better at least have someone to yell "Surprise!" when the party begins.
And if you're going to have someone to spring a surprise, it might as well be one of history's leading performers. That's what organizers of the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival got in what could be a record number of balloonists.
Decatur Daily 5 May 2002
**1931 May 6- Willie Mays is born in Westfield, Alabama. He will become a
professional baseball player at the age of 16, for the
Birmingham Black Barons. After graduating from high school, he
will be signed by the New York Giants. His 7095 putouts will
be the all-time record for an outfielder. His career batting
average will be .302. For eight consecutive years, he will
drive in more than 100 runs a year, and his 660 home runs will
put him in third place for the all-time home run record. He
will win the Gold Glove Award 12 times. He will be voted Most
Valuable Player in the National League in both 1954 and 1965.
He will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.
1935 May 5- Jesse Owens, of the United States, sets the long jump record at
1975 May 5- Hank Aaron surpasses Babe Ruth's RBI mark. He will finish his
career with 755 home runs and over 2200 RBIs. Both records
will stand for many years. Aaron will be inducted into Baseball's
Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982.
1961 May 4- Thirteen CORE-sponsored Freedom Riders begin a bus trip in
Washington, DC to cities throughout the south, to force
desegregation of terminals. Ten days later, the bus will be
bombed and its passengers attacked by white segregationists
near Anniston, Alabama.
1965 May 4- Willie Mays' 512th home run breaks Mel Ott's 511th National
League home run record.
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