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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-28 June; 11-15 July & Bon us Links

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu Listings for July-December 2003 are at
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2003

      fyi..aj wright // ajwright@... <<mailto:ajwright@...>>
      Listings for July-December 2003 are at http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews3.htm

      Listings for January-June 2003 are 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!

      **`Spider' Martin remembered in Hueytown library tribute
      Birmingham News 15 July 2003

      **Renowned horticulturist C. Beaty Hanna dies
      Birmingham News 15 July 2003

      **State archives gives lesson in Alabama history
      Agency hosts discussions, presentations on religious, political, artistic past
      Huntsville Times 14 July 2003

      **Literary antique store sparks fond memories [Jim Reed's Birmingham bookstore, "Museum of Fond Memories"
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 14 July 2003 [posted to WWW site]

      **Precious collections fill UA repository [Erskine Ramsey Archaeological Repository at Moundville]
      Tuscaloosa News 14 July 2003

      **Dr. William R. Shamblin [UAB, Tuscaloosa surgeon; obituary]
      Tuscaloosa News 14 July 2003

      **Town of Dozier adjusts to slow decline of agriculture http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1058174243166870.xml
      Mobile Register 14 July 2003

      **Homes sweet homes: Hartselle native travels Southeast exploring architecture for Southern Living
      Robert Martin grew up in Hartselle and has lived in Alabama all of his life.
      But the 37-year-old who has worked with Southern Living magazine three years and was named architecture editor in March said he's still surprised by Southern hospitality that he encounters in his work.
      Decatur Daily 13 July 2003

      **Man restores building hewn in history; Gas station remodeled to a 1950s look and feel [Lakeview area of Birmingham]
      Birmingham News 13 July 2003

      **Yardley, Jonathan. Review of _Heroes without a Country: America's Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens by Donald McRae.
      Birmingham News 13 July 2003 6F [reprinted from the Washington Post]

      **Pastor and dramatist retires at 68
      Centercrest's Curlee still mourns death of friend Tribble
      Birmingham News 13 July 2003

      **1951 July 14- The George W. Carver National Monument is dedicated in Joplin,
              Missouri.  This is the first national monument to honor an African

      1968 July 14- Hank Aaron hit his 500th career home run in Atlanta, Georgia leading
              the Braves to a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.  (In April
              of 1974, Hammerin' Hank will eclipse the old home run mark of 714
              held by Babe Ruth.)

      1864 July 12- George Washington Carver, African American botanist is born in
              Diamond Grove, Missouri.  He will receive a B.S. from the Iowa
              Agricultural College in 1894 and a M.S. in 1896.  He will become a
              member of the faculty of Iowa State College of Agriculture and
              Mechanics in charge of the school's bacterial laboratory work in
              the Systematic Botany department.  His work with agricultural
              products develops industrial applications from farm products,
              called chemurgy in technical literature in the early 1900s. His
              research will develop 325 products from peanuts, 108 applications
              for sweet potatoes, and 75 products derived from pecans.  He will
              move to Tuskegee, Alabama in 1896 to accept a position as an
              instructor at the Tuskegee Institute of Technology and remain on
              the faculty until his death in 1943.  His work in developing
              industrial applications from agricultural products will derive 118
              products, including a rubber substitute and over 500 dyes and
              pigments from 28 different plants.  He will receive the Spingarn
              Medal from the NAACP in 1923.  He will be responsible for the
              invention in 1927 of a process for producing paints and stains from
              soybeans, for which three separate patents were issued.  George
              Washington Carver will be bestowed with an honorary doctorate from
              Simpson College in 1928. He will be made a member of the Royal
              Society of Arts in London, England. Dr. Carver will be honored by
              U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on July 14, 1943 when
              $30,000 is committed for a national monument to be dedicated to his
              accomplishments. The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove,
              Missouri will be preserved as a park, with a bust of the
              agricultural researcher, instructor, and chemical investigator.
              This park will be the first national monument dedicated to an
              African American in the United States.
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      **1962 July 14: Brave's Hank Aaron hits homerun #500.

      1804 July 11: VP Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Treasury Secretary Alexander
                Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken N.J. [Burr was later arrested
                in what is now Alabama.]

      1986 June 28: Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Democratic runoff win by
                then-Attorney General Charlie Graddick.

      1868 June 25: Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South
                Carolina are re-admitted to the Union.

      1842 June 24: Ambose Bierce, cynic [is born. Author Bierce spent some of his service during the
                    Civil War and the immediate postwar period in Alabama; his famous story, "An                                                         Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" is set in Alabama.]

      1986 June 24: Disputed Alabama Democratic runoff for Governor throws the election
                to Guy Hunt first Republican in 112 years.

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

      1921 June 19: Howell Heflin, Democratic Senator from Alabama [is born.]

      1964 June 15: Courteney Cox, actor [is born.]

      1932 June 12: Jim Nabors, actor (Gomer Pyle, USMC; Mayberry, RFD), singer is born.]

      1963 June 11: George Wallace backs down at the Alabama schoolhouse door.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Bonus Links

      **Reviewed for H-Florida by Sarah H. Brown
          Gordon Harvey.  _A Question of Justice: New South Governors and
          Education_.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.  viii
          + 229 pp.  $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8173-1157-2.

      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

      205-975-5963 [fax]



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