Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-29 July & Bonus Links
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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!
**Hope kept Mobilians howling; Legendary entertainer held at least a half-dozen shows in city from 1940s to 1976
Mobile Register 29 July 2003
**Longtime Limestone law officer laid to rest
Terry Bottom, 90, served as police chief in Athens, Ardmore
Huntsville Times 29 July 2003
**Retired head of NASA tech office dies in area house fire
Ismail Akbay helped transfer agency ideas
Huntsville Times 29 July 2003
**Last of the real cowboys remembered
Mobile Register 28 July 2003
**King home renovations complete [former Montgomery parsonage of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
Montgomery Advertiser 28 July 2003
**Civil rights movement comes alive for teachers
Birmingham News 28 July 2003
Pell City project captures residents' fading memories of past
Birmingham News 27 July 2003
**Ex-governor remains active on appeals court [John Patterson]
Birmingham News 27 July 2003 21A
**A desire named streetcar; Futuristic people movers would ply downtown in plan
Birmingham News 26 July 2003
**Family and friends dedicate memorial to fallen soldier [in Repton]
Mobile Register 27 July 2003
**Riley kills Conecuh bid to put courthouse on Sept. 9 ballot
The local amendment could have cleared way for demolition of century-old building
Mobile Register 25 July 2003
**Athens' Bill Smith dies at 78
Former city official devoted his life to community service
Huntsville Times 25 July 2003
**State lands civil-rights movie ["Heaven's Fall", about Scottsboro Boys]
Montgomery Advertiser 24 July 2003
**Last buildings of Northington campus at Alabama destroyed.
Birmingham News 24 July 2003 5B
**Howard Morehead, 79; Photographer of Jazz Musicians Broke Color Barrier [Morehead was a member of the
Los Angeles Times 24 July 2003
**Iron ball, chainrecall old city jails
Museum owner launches search, finds lecture subject [Clay House Museum, Madison]
Huntsville Times 23 July 2003
**Ex-librarian dies; left growing legacy here
Elizabeth Beamguard lobbied feds for support
Huntsville Times 22 July 2003
**Abandoned cemetery targeted for cleanup [in Prichard]
Ownership of property has proved difficult to establish
Mobile Register 22 July 2003
**Hawthorn, founded on timber, remains a monument to past
Mobile Register 21 July 2003
**Support the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame
UAB Synopsis 22(28):1-2, July 21, 2003
**1996 July 27- 6.68 inches of rain at Oak Grove, Alabama (west of Birmingham).
1952 July 25- The State of Alabama was in the midst of a critical heat wave and
drought at this time during 1952. During an 8-day stretch, the "coolest"
high temperature in Birmingham was 99. The heat peaked at 106 degrees on
July 25, 1952. This was just one degree short of the highest temperature
ever recorded in Birmingham. During that heat wave and drought, some wells
in Alabama went dry that had never been dry before.
1997 July 21- Extreme flooding occurs over Baldwin County Alabama as the remnants
of Hurricane Danny drifted slowly northeastward after dumping thirty inches
of rain over coastal Alabama. The worst flooding occurred around the Fish River where 500 homes were damaged.
1997 July 19- Hurricane Danny lashed the Alabama Gulf Coast with winds of 80 mphas
the storm stalled over the southern end of Mobile Bay, dumping thirty inches
of rain on Coastal Mobile and Baldwin Counties. 36.71 inches of rain fell
during the storm at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (25.98 inches of which fell
in just seven hours). The incredible rainfall caused extensive flooding. Two
people were killed in preparations for the storm. A four story condiminium
complex which was under construction in Gulf Shores AL was levelled by the
storm. At the Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL, a couple was wed
despite the hurricane, even though power was out and a bridesmaid couldn't
get to the hotel.
FROM: The Weather Notebook
**Jasper museum will feature 100 years of politics.
Birmingham News 20 July 2003 13A
**1972 July 25- The Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment, where African Americans
were used as guinea pigs in syphillis experiments for 40
years, is admitted to by U.S. government health officials.
1974 July 20- Baseball great, Hank Aaron, breaks Ty Cobb's record, as he
appears in game number 3,034 of his career. Aaron, age 40,
is playing in his 20th season of major-league baseball.
1941 July 19- The first Army flying school for African Americans is dedicated
in Tuskegee, Alabama.
1973 July 19- Willie Mays is named to the National League all star team for
the 24th time, tying Stan Musial for the record number of
1970 July 18- Willie Mays gets his 3,000th base hit.
1894 July 16- A group of African-American miners in Alabama are killed by striking
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**Health care activist to retire after 34 years
Sister Mary Eileen Wilhelm will leave Mercy Medical because of health problems
Mobile Register 16 July 2003
**Literary antique store sparks fond memories [Reed Books, Bham; GREAT bookstore!]
Kaleidoscope Online [UAB] 14 July 2003
**UAB second president, S. Richardson Hill, dies.
UAB Reporter 14 July 2003
*50 Things to Do in Alabama Before You Die [from Montgomery Advertiser]
*Auburn Heritage Society
*Musuem of East Alabama
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