Alabama History/Culture in the News: 10-23 April & Bonus Links
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Listings for 2003 are being archived at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews2.htm>
Listings for July-December 2002 are at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews.htm>
Material in brackets are my additions.
A listing of Alabama history links can be found at <<http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistory.htm>>
Please send me information on broken links you find or links I don't have listed!
**Cholly Atkins, 89, Dancer and Choreographer, Dies [Atkins was born in Pratt City in 1913]
New York Times 23 April 2003 [requires free registration for access]
**Cholly Atkins, 89; Tap Dancer, Motown Stars' Choreographer [Atkins was born in Pratt City in 1913]
Los Angeles Times 23 April 2003
**Fowler Yett, atomic bomb scientist, dies at 83
Mobile Register 23 April 2003
**Charles E. Richardson dies; helped lead missile defense
Manager worked on many key projects while in Huntsville
Huntsville Times 23 April 2003
**UA reveals 1980 theft of artifacts
Birmingham News 22 April 2003
[This article is not online but the UA web page on the theft is at http://museums.ua.edu/oas/stolenartifacts/ ]
**Stone kids' book becomes reality
Middle school students publish 'Reality Street'
Huntsville Times 22 April 2003
**Longtime Decatur civic volunteer dies
Belle Montgomery Chenault was great 'public citizen'
Huntsville Times 22 April 2003
**Avondale villagers to recall mill life
Birmingham News 21 April 2003
**Coy: Plantations part of upcoming historic homes tour
Mobile Register 21 April 2003
**1997 April 22- Midafternoon F2 tornado struck the small northeast Alabama town of
Rainsville without warning, injuring 12 people. Over 30 homes were damaged
by the twister and 50 buildings in the small town received damage, including
the city and police and fire stations. No tornado warning was in effect at
the time of the storm since NWS Doppler radar did not show significant signs
of storm rotation. Ironaically a more powerful Doppler radar was being
prepared for installation, very near the location of the tornado.
1920 April 20- 219 killed in tornado outbreak in Mississippi and Alabama. Aberdeen
MS hard hit by F4 tornado that killed 22 people along the western edge of
the town. This same tornado killed 20 in Marion County Alabama, including 9
at Bexar. 19 people died in Franklin County, Alabama (nine in one family).
The tornadoes were unusual as they struck during the morning hours.
FROM: The Weather Notebook
**David Kimani, Champion Runner, Dies at 25
New York Times 17 April 2003 [requires free registration for access]
**1865 April 14: Mobile, Alabama is captured.
19?? April 10: Claudette Nevins (in Birmingham, AL)[is born].
FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...
**Nothing to Do in Huntsville?
**Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama
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A.J. Wright, MLS
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia
Dept of Anesthesiology/Library
School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810