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Alabama History/Culture in the News 16-23 June & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002 are also at http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 23, 2006
      Listings since July 2002 are also at

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:

      Listings prior to that date are in the archives.

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section.

      All links are working at the time I send this email and post them to the
      web page listing.

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      **[State] Archives to offer research seminar [June 24]
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 June 2006

      **Alabama Experience: Unique Cultural Attractions [APT]
      Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Visits to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia; The Carolyn
      Blount Theatre in Montgomery, home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival;
      The Mobile Opera; Looney's Tavern Amphitheater in Double Springs; and
      Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, the birthplace of Helen Keller and site of "The
      Miracle Worker" outdoor drama. Host: Tom Halladay. Producer: Bill

      **Discovering Alabama : Wetumpka Impact Crater [APT]
      Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 1:00PM
      In an 1891 report, state geologist, Professor Eugene Allen Smith, noted
      that the area around Wetumpka was "structurally disturbed." In this
      video, Dr. Phillips, along with expert geologists, examine evidence that
      suggests the altered landscape around Wetumpka is the result of an
      ancient asteroid collision.

      **Bookmark: Rick Bragg & Winston Groom [APT]
      Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 1:30PM


      **'Blast' from the past [annual Rickwood Classic]
      Collaro's drive to warning track plated winning run for Barons at
      Birmingham News 23 June 2006

      **Legislators tell [Ala.] Historical Commission it's safe from closure
      Gadsden Times 23 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 23 June 2006

      **19th Alabama [Infantry C.S.A.] plans weekend encampment in Corinth
      [re-enactor group based in Huntsville]
      Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 22 June 2006

      **Bronx Barons [at Rickwood Classic]
      Birmingham News 22 June 2006

      **Bridge offers wider road to town [on U.S. 231]
      [75-year old Clement Comer Clay Bridge will be demolisthed]
      Huntsville Times 22 June 2006

      **Confederate memorial service conducted by two organizations
      Mobile Press-Register 22 June 2006

      **More work needed
      Birthplace of Helen Keller in need of additional repairs
      Florence Times Daily 22 June 2006

      **1837 June 22: Paul Morphy, legendary chess master [is born.]
      [Morphy was a Spring Hill College graduate; his Wikipedia bio
      is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Morphy ]

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

      1938 June 22: Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round

      1977 June 22: Former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell starts 19 month
      sentence in an Alabama prison.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 22 June 2006

      **Master gardeners give historic [Johnston] mill [in Brundidge] a
      Troy Messenger 21 June 2006

      **German native feels right at home at Fort Gaines
      Mobile Press-Register 21 June 2006

      **The history of Coden
      What is now a sleepy fishing community once was a railroad terminus from
      Mobile Press-Register 21 June 2006

      **Bakery finds new home in historic [Berney] bank building
      [Bessemer building is 118 years old]
      Birmingham News 21 June 2006

      **Shelby [Co.] takes steps to keep time capsule contents dry
      Birmingham News 21 June 2006

      **Group to turn abandoned mill [in Tallassee] into lofts, condos
      [Old Mill dates from 1840s]
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 June 2006

      **[Natchez Trace] Parkway Superintendent to retire after 25 years
      Tuscaloosa News 21 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 21 June 2006

      **Preserve [Ala.] historical commission [under Sunset Comm. Review]
      Anniston Star 20 June 2006

      **Civil rights martyr's widow [Mary Moore Birchard] still grieves
      [Her husband William Moore killed in Etowah County in 1963]
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 June 2006

      **Historic makeover [of Centennial Hill neighborhood] takes shape
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 June 2006

      **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

      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

      1936 June 20-Jesse Owens of the U.S. sets the 100 meter record at 10.2

      1949 June 20-Lionel Ritchie is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. He will be
      one of the most successful singers/songwriters in contemporary popular
      music, known for his efforts in Pop, Rhythm & Blues, and country music.
      Once a member of the Commodores, Richie will establish a solo career,
      win Grammys in 1982 and 1984, and be a featured performer at the closing
      ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

      1950 June 20- Willie Mays graduates from high school and immediately
      signs with the New York Giants for a $6,000 bonus. 'The Say Hey Kid'
      would play most of his career for the Giants -- in both New York and San
      Francisco -- becoming a baseball legend. As his career comes to a
      close, Mays will be traded to the New York Mets. Mays, an all-star
      center fielder, will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in his
      first year of eligibility - 1979.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 20 June 2006

      **06-20-1911 - Gail Patrick - Birmingham, AL - d. 7-6-1980
      actor: "The Dreft Star Playhouse" [radio show]
      Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0665850/
      [as Gail Patrick Jackson she produced the original Perry Mason on TV]

      **b. 06-19-1915 - Pat Buttram - Addison, AL - d. 1-8-1994
      actor: (Sage of Winston County) "National Barn Dance" [radio show)
      Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0125426/

      **Much of Washington's family memorabilia just down the road [in
      Birmingham News 18 June 2006

      **Right reaction [Albert Patterson memorial]
      Legacy of late Alabama AG celebrated at dedication ceremony
      Centre Daily [PA] 17 June 2006

      **b. 02-14-1913 - Mel Allen - Birmingham, AL - d. 6-16-1996
      sportscaster, announcer: "White Owl Sports Smoker"; "Truth or
      Consequences" [radio shows]


      **June 21: Birthday of country singer, Ala. native Allison Moorer

      **Talladega tree avoids blight
      Group seeks to pollinate, create offspring from rare tree; largest
      chestnut in state
      Birmingham News 20 June 2006

      **Writing a new chapter [Alabama author Ace Atkins]
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 June 2006

      **Cemeteries turn spirited for lunch, driving lessons
      Birmingham News 19 June 2006

      **Without ever meeting [Harper] Lee, biographer is credible
      Birmingham News 18 June 2006 p6F


      **[no entries this issue]


      **Burley, Laurita Mack (PhD, Georgia State University):
      "Reconceptualizing Profession: African-American Women and Dietetics at
      Tuskegee Institute, 1936-1954 (Alabama)"


      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
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