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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 22 June-1 July

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **8:00pm Raise the Alabama! The Civil War Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama sailed over 75,000 miles and captured
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      **8:00pm Raise the Alabama!   The Civil War Confederate commerce
      raider CSS Alabama sailed over 75,000 miles and captured more than
      60 Union merchant ships. For two years the "ghost ship" wreaked
      havoc--until the USS Kearsage caught up with her in a French port
      where she had pulled in for repairs. Out-manned and out-gunned, the
      Alabama sank to the bottom of the English Channel. We join marine
      archaeologist Gordon Watts and a team of U.S. and French divers as
      they attempt to excavate the wreck and recover artifacts. CC  [TV G]
      The History Channel 1 July

      **Free arts magazine comes to Mobile
      Venues Mobile is a free guide to visual and performing arts along the Gulf Coast
      Mobile Register 28 June 2002

      **Museum to feature Pilot Town, Hurricane of 1906 exhibit
      Mobile Register 28 June 2002

      **Public invited to dig site [June 29 at St. Stephens, site of Alabama's territorial capital]
      Mobile Register 28 June 2002

      **Educational television pioneer Evelyn Walker dies at 100
      Birmingham News 26 June 2002

      **Korean War Memorial dedicated
      Mobile Register 26 June 2002

      **Limestone couple restores Indiana-made cabinets

      COFFEE POT -- Indiana folks are shopping for Indiana-made cabinets at a community in eastern Limestone County that isn't on the county map.

      The Coffee Pot community, nestled between Sardis Springs and Pisgah on Alabama 251, has become the home for a forgotten kitchen luxury.
      Decatur Daily 22 June 2002

      **1937 June 22- Joe Louis knocks out James Braddock to become the heavyweight boxing
              champion of the world.  The fight is won in eight rounds before
              45,000 fans, the largest audience, to date, to witness a fight.

      1938 June 22- Joe Louis defeats German boxer Max Schmeling in a rematch of their
              1936 fight and retains his world heavyweight crown.  Because of the
              Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe and Hitler's disdain for people
              of African descent, the fight will take on mythic proportion, with
              Louis seen by many as fighting to uphold democracy and the race.
              He succeeds convincingly, ending the fight in 2:04 of the first
              round at Yankee Stadium.
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      **1837 June 22: Paul Morphy, legendary chess master, is born. [Morphy attended Spring Hill College in Mobile]

      1937 June 22: Joe Louis, heavyweight pugilist, becomes world champion.

      1938 June 22: Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round (2:04).

      1977 June 22: Former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell starts 19 month sentence
                in an Alabama prison.
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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

      205-975-5963 [fax]



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