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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-22 June

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    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **June 22, 1937 Joe Louis wins heavyweight title, knocking out James Braddock. June 22, 1938 Heavyweight boxing champion Joe
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      **June 22, 1937
      Joe Louis wins heavyweight title, knocking out James Braddock.

      June 22, 1938
      Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first
      round of their heavyweight rematch at New York City's Yankee Stadium.
      FROM: This Week in New Deal History
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      **Black Belt manure tea makers say brew cures what ails you
      Birmingham News 20 June 2002

      **'Maritime History of Mobile Bay' video series to begin July 10
      Mobile Register 20 June 2002

      **Water removed for battlship inspection
      Repair work on hull of World War II vessel expected to begin in September
      Mobile Register 20 June 2002

      **From ragweeds to riches
      Pollard Park renovation to include tennis and basketball courts
      Mobile Register 20 June 2002

      **Popular Gulf State Park beach pavilion to be torn down
      New structure to be built, but design not determined
      Mobile Register 20 June 2002

      **EarlyWorks' [Children's Museum] front is getting jazzed up in technicolor style
      City OKs plan to paint big columns, hang pictures of kids, teddy bears
      Huntsville Times 19 June 2002

      **Educator, civic leader John C. McCain dies
      Birmingham News 19 June 2002

      **Ceremony will honor major Redstone pioneer
      County officials recall late Maj. Gen. Toftoy for accomplishments
      Huntsville Times 18 June 2002

      **Founder and president of GRITS (Girls Raised In The South), Inc., "a multi-million dollar merchandising company based in Alabama," Deborah Ford's THE GRITS GUIDE TO LIFE (her self-published book of GRITS sayings is reported to have sold over 42,000 copies primarily through Hallmark and Cracker Barrel stores), to Kelly Notaras at Dutton/Plume, for six-figures, in a pre-empt, , for publication in spring 2003, by Bret Witter at LifeTime Media (world).
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      **Solutia at 50
      Plant that began as Chemstrand paved way for chemical industry

      If it weren't for a paper sack and a wad of cash, Decatur's industrial landscape might look vastly different.

      A group of city officials used those tools in 1950 to convince a reluctant landowner to sign over the deed to her property, clearing the way for Chemstrand Corp. and the birth of the local chemical sector.
      Decatur Daily 16 June 2002

      **1977 June 16: Werner von Braun dies at 65.

      1964 June 15: Courtney Cox, actor, is born.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1950 June 20- Willie Mays graduates from high school and immediately signs with
              the New York Giants for a $6,000 bonus. 'The Say Hey Kid' would
              play most of his career for the Giants -- in both New York and
              San Francisco -- becoming a baseball legend.  As his career comes
              to a close, Mays will be traded to the New York Mets.  Mays, an
              all-star center fielder will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall
              of Fame.

      1949 June 20- Lionel Ritchie is born in Tuskegee, Alabama.  He will be one of the
              most successful singers/songwriters in contemporary popular music,
              known for his efforts in pop, Rhythm & Blues, and country music.
              Once a member of the Commodores, Richie will establish a solo
              career, win Grammys in 1982 and 1984, and be a featured performer
              at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los

      1936 June 20- Jesse Owens of the U.S. sets the 100 meter record at 10.2 seconds.

      1991 June 16- Natalie Cole's album 'Unforgettable' is released.  The album
              consists of her rendition of 24 songs by her father, Nat King
              Cole, and includes the title track, specially remixed to
              include both father and daughter's voices.  It will be her
              most successful album, selling over 4,000,000 copies, and
              will sweep the Grammy Awards ceremonies in 1992.

      1951 June 15- Joe Louis knocks out Lee Savold in a closed-circuit TV fight seen by
              fight fans in movie theatres in six cities.
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      **The Hunley crew are the subject of a forensics exam:
      National Geographic News 13 June 2002

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