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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-8 May & 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 , May 8, 2007
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      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.
      Some items are listed without links because I could not find online
      versions.

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

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY

      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html

      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records
      Repositories
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.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


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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **[no entries this issue]


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      **HISTORY
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      **Space Center suffers loss of artifacts in fire
      Welder's torch may have started blaze, worker says
      http://tinyurl.com/22b8en
      Huntsville Times 8 May 2007

      **Indian Springs teacher still going after 55 years
      [Mac Fleming; reprinted from Bham News]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qz4y9
      Decatur Daily 8 May 2007

      **Nostalgia, newcomers enrich communities
      http://tinyurl.com/3dn25e
      Tuscaloosa News 8 May 2007

      **1943 May 8: Toni Tennille, singer [and AU student is born.]
      FROOM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Building, artifacts lost in fire at Huntsville Rocket Center
      http://tinyurl.com/2t2aop
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 May 2007

      **A context for justice
      Fiction anthology illustrates civil rights movement
      [23 "Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement"; some Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/32ryut
      Mobile Press-Register 6 May 2007

      **A Piece of History
      Office items from a Salem doctor to be restored, displayed
      [Dr. Andrew McLain, who practiced 1902-1952]
      http://tinyurl.com/2lkcmf
      Opelika-Auburn News 6 May 2007

      **Nurses get their due at [Mobile Medical] museum
      http://tinyurl.com/39ya7u
      Mobile Press-Register 6 May 2007

      **Development poses threat to Civil War site
      Subdivision would be built on location of 1865 Union positions at
      Spanish Fort
      http://tinyurl.com/2m2tu7
      Mobile Press-Register 4 May 2007

      **Former Mobile Mayor Lambert C. Mims donates papers to USA Archives
      http://tinyurl.com/26xebr
      Mobile Press-Register 4 May 2007

      **Alabama grand jury to review [1965] civil rights-era killing
      http://tinyurl.com/2j43p7
      Florida Times-Union 3 May 2007

      **Baseball legend Al Worthington to come back to Murray County
      Will throw out first pitch of the 150th Celebration Baseball Game
      {Ala. native Worthington played for U of A before long career in majors]
      http://tinyurl.com/yof55a
      Murray County [MN] Times 2 May 2007

      **Homeowners will show area's history
      Five Fairhope homes and one in Magnolia Springs will be showcased during
      Sunday's Historic Homes Tour
      http://tinyurl.com/2ljg9p
      Mobile Press-Register 1 May 2007

      **Historic district focus of dispute
      http://tinyurl.com/2oxo73
      Mobile Press-Register 1 May 2007

      **1935 May 5- Jesse Owens, of the United States, sets the long jump
      record at 26' 8".

      1975 May 5- Hank Aaron surpasses Babe Ruth's RBI mark. He will finish
      his career with 755 home runs and over 2200 RBIs. Both records will
      stand for many years. Aaron will be inducted into Baseball's Hall of
      Fame on August 1, 1982.

      1965 May 4- Willie Mays' 512th home run breaks Mel Ott's 511th National
      League home run record.

      1867 May 1- Reconstruction of the South begins with the registering of
      African American and white voters in the South. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
      orders the registration to begin in Louisiana on May 1 and to continue
      until June 30. Registration will begin in Arkansas in May. Other states
      follow in June and July. By the end of October, 1,363,000 citizens had
      registered in the South, including 700,000 African Americans. African
      American voters constitute a majority in five states: Alabama, Florida,
      Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.

      1948 May 1- Glenn H. Taylor, U.S. Senator from Idaho and
      Vice-presidential candidate of the Progressive party, is arrested in
      Birmingham, Alabama, for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked
      "for Negroes."
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **A modest mission
      Tutwiler [Hotel] photo gallery traces city's 136-year journey
      http://tinyurl.com/3dfzkn
      Birmingham Weekly V10N37 29 April-3 May 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      May 8: http://tinyurl.com/ywedvy
      May 7: http://tinyurl.com/24dz4j
      May 6: http://tinyurl.com/29yo8g
      May 5: http://tinyurl.com/ypdr2o
      May 3: http://tinyurl.com/23ekwl
      May 2: http://tinyurl.com/26pyqx
      May 1: http://tinyurl.com/345pym
      Mobile Press-Register



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

      **Taylor Hicks [review of May 4 show in West Hollywood]
      http://tinyurl.com/35wrn2
      Hollywood Reporter 8 May 2007

      **Bayou [La Batre] counts its blessings
      [58th annual Blessing of the Fleet]
      http://tinyurl.com/ys45tp
      Mobile Press-Register 7 May 2007

      **Chip Cooper exhibit features portraits of famous writers
      [Cooper is an Alabama author/photographer.]
      http://tinyurl.com/38rrz9
      Tuscaloosa News 6 May 2007

      **Adventures in the Tennessee Valley
      [Review of new books by two Alabama authors/photographers]
      http://tinyurl.com/2mcx3l
      Decatur Daily 6 May 2007

      **[Novel] 'Angels' not a bad start for [John] Jeter
      [Jeter is brother of author Sena Jeter Naslund; both grew up in Bham]
      http://tinyurl.com/344c6v
      Tuscaloosa News 6 May 2007

      **Alabama 'folks' present extraordinary scope of art
      [Ala. folk artists exhibit, Birmingham Museum of Art]
      http://tinyurl.com/3a8e6j
      Birmingham News 6 May 2007

      **Mobile's own Betty Roze needs support of hometown
      Jacinda Haines, who performs under a stage name, is competing in contest
      sponsored by Music Nation
      http://tinyurl.com/396ppo
      Mobile Press-Register 4 May 2007


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

      **Grand Hotel historian [Chester A.] Hunt dies
      Told Press-Register in interview he was waiting tables when guests,
      staff learned of Pearl Harbor attack
      http://tinyurl.com/255d3x
      Mobile Press-Register 8 May 2007

      **[King] Daniel, World War II vet, dies at 87
      [Ground crew member for Tuskegee Airmen]
      http://tinyurl.com/yol9zj
      Mobile Press-Register 4 May 2007


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

      **Toni Tennille's Official WWW Page
      http://www.tonitennille.net/

      **Toni Tennille at the Internet Movie Database
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855120/

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):
      * New Links: 0
      * Updated Links: 2
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 3424



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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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