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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 2-6 August & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: 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
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: & Bonus Material

      NOTE:
      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....

      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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      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html



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      **HISTORY
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      *Decatur resident recalls friendship with Enola Gay pilot
      http://tinyurl.com/2sfllf
      Decatur Daily 6 August 2007


      **Shop marks 50 years of beauty
      http://tinyurl.com/36rdlx
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2007

      **Mobile's new star [Battle House Hotel]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ekch5
      Birmingham News 5 August 2007

      **Museum tells story of Mobile's history
      http://tinyurl.com/23pv8y
      Birmingham News 5 August 2007


      **Nominations sought for BCHS Athletic Hall of Fame
      [Baldwin County High School]
      http://tinyurl.com/3cy62e
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2007

      **Trooper's trial puts facts of 1965 killing on the stand
      http://tinyurl.com/327y2n
      Birmingham News 5 August 2007

      **Alabama City cotton mill has storied history
      http://tinyurl.com/3c3f9s
      Gadsden Times 5 August 2007

      **Permutations of Sun Ra’s voyage continue
      [Ben Windham column]
      http://tinyurl.com/3c73lo
      Tuscaloosa News 5 August 2007

      **1864 August 5:  Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac  
      poorgabriel@...

      **1994 August 6- In Wedowee, Alabama, an apparent arson fire destroys
      Randolph County High School, which had been the focus of
      tensions over the principal's stand against interracial dating.

      1952 August 6- Satchel Paige, at age 46, becomes the oldest pitcher to
      complete a major-league baseball game. Paige, pitching
      for the Cleveland Indians, shuts out the Detroit Tigers
      1-0 in a 12-inning game.

      1864 August 5- John Lawson, an African American gunner on the flagship of
              Admiral David Farragut, exhibits marked courage in the
              Battle of Mobile Bay and wins the Congressional Medal of
              Honor.

      1936 August 5- Jesse Owens wins his third gold medal by running a 200-
              meter race in 20.7 seconds at the Olympic Games held in
              Berlin, Germany. 

      1936 August 4- Jesse Owens sets a new Olympic running broad jump record by
              leaping 26' 5 5/16".
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 6: http://tinyurl.com/2kd5s2
      August 5:
      http://tinyurl.com/2j8f3n
      Mobile Press-Register

      **WWII veteran [George Browning] recalls POW days
      http://tinyurl.com/399we3
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 August 2007

      **b. 04-15-1918 - John Baragrey - Haleyville, AL - d. 8-4-1975
      actor: "X Minus One"; "There Is No Night"; "CBS Radio Mystery Theatre"
      [radio shows]

      **Davidson family gives UA law library documents relating to early Clarke [County]
      http://tinyurl.com/2snrou
      Clarke County Democrat 2 August 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **ClefWorks music festival hits high note
      http://tinyurl.com/2rova8
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      *Car dealer, pitchman Jim Skinner dies at 87
      Humorous ads with son wre TV fixtures
      Birmingham News 5 August 2007 p13A

      **[Samuel Carlman] Burton, first Blount principal, dies at 93
      http://tinyurl.com/2tl9va
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2007

      **George "Cap" Swift of Selma dies at 86
      [Businessman and civic leader]
      http://tinyurl.com/2tz6fx
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 August 2007

      **Former USA business dean Mosley dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2s8ckw
      Mobile Press-Register 4 August 2007

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no entries this issue]


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      **USEFUL LINKS
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      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **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


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      **alabamahistory related links
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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

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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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