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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 6-9 April & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002: Alabama History & Culture in the News http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2007
      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.
      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory


      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.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l

      AND NOW THE NEWS...
      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news
      sites:

      http://news.google.com/
      http://www.topix.net/
      http://news.yahoo.com/

      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I
      have linked here. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the
      "Bonus Material" section.

      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL

      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **Full plate of Big Read [_To Kill A Mockingbird_] events planned at
      library
      http://tinyurl.com/293pev
      Huntsville Times 8 April 2007

      **Autauga Genealogical Society
      Date: Sunday, April 15
      Time: 2 p.m.
      Location: Chapman Hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, downtown
      Prattville
      Program: "INDIAN HERITAGE" by Dr. John VanValkenburg. "Just to find one
      man's flaked stone is enough to encourage us for days untold . . . To
      know that this weapon, point or tool may have been fashioned by a man
      whose identity is still unknown." From "Proclaiming a Bit of the Past"
      by Dr.
      John VanValkenburg. Dr. VanValkenburg has written numerous articles on
      the American Indian. He and his wife, Joyce, started the Indian and Sea
      Museum in Orange Beach, Ala. They now reside in Prattville. He will
      show and explain various American Indian artifacts and their
      relationship to Indian custom and culture. Visitors are always welcome
      to attend the meetings.
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~alags/


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      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Foley mulls addition to train display
      Some officials feel the city's popular Heritage Park becoming too
      crowded with exhibits
      http://tinyurl.com/yrupp8
      Mobile Press-Register 9 April 2007

      **Columbiana restorers are caretakers of town legacy
      http://tinyurl.com/2fwukh
      Birmingham News 9 April 2007

      **Signs of renewal at Pond Spring
      State giving historic Wheeler homes in Lawrence County $285,000 face
      lift
      http://tinyurl.com/2a5hku
      Decatur Daily 9 April 2007

      **Professor researches tombstones in out-of-the-way cemeteries
      http://tinyurl.com/26l959
      Florence Times-Daily 9 April 2007

      **Historic dig
      Depot excavation turning up treasures
      http://tinyurl.com/2elds6
      Florence Times-Daily 9 April 2007

      **1865 April 9- Nine African American regiments of Gen. John Hawkins's
      division help to smash the Confederate defenses at Fort Blakely,
      Alabama. Capture of the fort will lead to the fall of Mobile. The 68th
      U.S. Colored Troops will have the highest number of casualties in the
      engagement.

      1974 April 8- Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run
      against a pitch thrown by Los Angeles Dodger Al Downing at a home game
      in Fulton County Stadium. Aaron's home run breaks the long-standing home
      run record of Babe Ruth.

      1990 April 8- Percy Julian, who helped create drugs to combat glaucoma
      and methods to mass produce cortisone, and agricultural scientist George
      Washington Carver are the first African American inventors admitted into
      the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the hall's 17-year history.

      1940 April 7- The first U.S. stamp ever to honor an African American is
      issued bearing the likeness of Booker T. Washington. His likeness is on
      a 10-cent stamp.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      April 9: http://tinyurl.com/2etmhw
      April 8: http://tinyurl.com/2yn5qr
      April 7: http://tinyurl.com/2gujd4
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame Inductees shaped county
      http://tinyurl.com/2dgxab
      Tuscaloosa News 8 April 2007

      **Phoenix Fire Museum to reopen
      http://tinyurl.com/ysgxzl
      Mobile Press-Register 7 April 2007

      **Tuskegee Airman questions report of bombers lost
      http://tinyurl.com/29g6e5
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 April 2007

      **Sessions expresses support for Chattahoochee Trace
      U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) talked about the Chattahoochee Trace
      National Heritage Corridor Study Act of 2007 while in Clayton Wednesday.

      http://tinyurl.com/25r6sg
      Eufaula Tribune 6 April 2007


      ===========
      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **Dark harvest
      Local artist brings his barnacle-covered sculptures up from the shallow
      waters of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores for an exhibit at Cathedral
      Square Gallery
      http://tinyurl.com/2ye5m8
      Mobile Press-Register 8 April 2007

      **`Mamma Mia!' has Alabamian [Timothy Ware] in starring role
      http://tinyurl.com/yntwuy
      Birmingham News 8 April 2007

      **'Big Fish' author [Daniel Wallace] honored during memorable evening
      http://tinyurl.com/2evo85
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 April 2007

      **2007 April 7: Actor R.G. Armstrong turns 90.
      [Birmingham native's IMDB entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0035866/ ]

      **TV nun's [Mother Angelica] witticisms in best seller
      http://tinyurl.com/yvoycf
      Birmingham News 6 April 2007


      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Commissioner 'Duck' Douthit dies at age 69
      http://tinyurl.com/2azfhm
      Florence Times-Daily 9 April 2007


      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **PBS NOVA - Forgotten Genius
      Companion website to the February 2007 TV broadcast. Watch episode
      online. Includes Teacher's Guide and Library Resource Kit. "Against all
      odds, African-American chemist Percy Julian became one of the greatest
      scientists of the 20th century...is a fascinating and largely unknown
      story of scientific triumph and racial inequality. It covers the
      extraordinary life journey of Percy Julian, one of the great chemists of
      the 20th century."
      [Julien was an Alabama native.]
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/julian/



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      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
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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