Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25, 27 April; 3, 10-15 May & Bonus Links
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**UAB patient first to receive drug for enzyme disorder
Birmingham News 15 May 2003
**Auburn's Fyffe dead: Play-by-play radio announcer succumbs to brain aneurysm
Auburn University play-by-play radio announcer Jim Fyffe died early this afternoon after suffering a brain aneurysm Wednesday night at his home in Montgomery.
Decatur Daily 15 May 2003
**Skylab recalled as big step
1st U.S. space station launched 30 years ago today as Marshall project
Huntsville Times 14 May 2003
**Langan documentary to be shown Thursday [Joseph N. Langan is a former Mobile mayor]
Mobile Register 13 May 2003
**No recent road map for Riley's tax plan
Birmingham News 13 May 2003
**'Shopping Cart Marvin' given final home in Maple Hill
Homeless man recalled for being friendly and polite
Huntsville Times 13 May 2003
**Slave cemetery tells 'love story:' Wilcox man works to preserve home to some of his ancestors.
Birmingham News 12 May 2003 3B
**Vulcan ready for his comeback
Restored icon soon will watch over city
Birmingham News 12 May 2003
**First USA graduate: this was a steppingstone'
Harvard biologist delivers commencement address and receives honorary degree
Mobile Register 11 May 2003
**Madison's historic Pension Row said in peril
Black neighborhood makes state list of endangered sites
Huntsville Times 11 May 2003
**Bryce named to list of 12 historic sites in danger
Birmingham News 10 May 2003
**Historical Commission puts Fairhope on 'Places in Peril' list
Mobile Register 10 May 2003
**1867 May 14- A riot occurs in Mobile, Alabama, after an African American mass
meeting. One African American and one white are killed.
1961 May 14- A bus, with the first group of Freedom Riders, is bombed and burned
by segregationists outside Anniston, Alabama. The group is attacked
in Anniston and Birmingham.
1914 May 13- Joseph Louis Barrow is born in Lexington, Alabama. He will be better
known as Joe Louis. "The Brown Bomber" will hold the heavyweight
crown from his 1937 title match with James J. Braddock until his
first retirement in 1949. In his 71 professional fights, he will
amass a record of 68 victories, 54 by knockouts.
1916 May 12- Albert L. Murray is born in Nokomis, Alabama. He will become an
author of several works of nonfiction, among them the influential
collection of essays, "The Omni Americans: New Perspectives on
Black Experience and American Culture." His other works will
include "South to a Very Old Place," "The Hero and The Blues,"
"Train Whistle Guitar," "The Spyglass Tree," "Stomping The Blues,"
"Good Morning Blues," and "The Blue Devils of Nada."
1963 May 11- One day after Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth announces agreement on a
limited integration plan in Birmingham, Alabama, his home is bombed
and a riot ensues.
1963 May 10- Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth announces agreement on a limited
integration plan which will end the Birmingham demonstrations.
1903 April 27- The U.S. Supreme Court upholds clauses in the Alabama state
constitution which disfranchises African Americans.
1927 April 27- Coretta Scott is born in Marion, Alabama. She will marry Martin
Luther King, Jr. in 1953 and be an integral part of his civil
rights activities. After his assassination in 1968, she will
continue her civil rights activities, founding the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta, Georgia.
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**1987 May 10- 14.5 inches of rain at Lillian AL. 12.8 inches at nearby Perdido Key,
1984 May 3- Powerful tornado ripped through Montgomery Alabama killing 5 and
1988 April 25- $50 million dollars of hail damage in Alabama. Three-inch hail fell
in Valdosta GA. Four and one half-inch hail fell south of Atlanta.
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