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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-23 June & 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 23, 2008
      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & 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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the web site. 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

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx


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      **HISTORY
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      **Workers discover [1864] cannon shell [at Fort Morgan ]
      http://tinyurl.com/6anlvh
      Mobile Press-Register 23 June 2008

      **Project aims to fix leaks at fort
      [Morgan]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ywhh3
      Mobile Press-Register 23 June 2008

      **Shelby County artist restores [ca. 1950s] Coca-Cola sign in Columbiana
      http://tinyurl.com/6dkser
      Birmingham News 23 June 2008

      ** Jesse Owens Memorial Park still is missing running track
      http://tinyurl.com/5m4plv
      Tuscaloosa News 23 June 2008

      ** Bataan survivor receives military honor
      [Bert Bank; induction into Alabama Military Hall of Honor]
      http://tinyurl.com/6fsgml
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 June 2008

      **Old Mobile photos [by Wilson Burton] brought to light
      http://tinyurl.com/5ouzp6 
      Mobile Press-Register 22 June 2008

      **Verbena choir sings praises of WWII hero [Oscar Howard]
      http://tinyurl.com/6btjay
      Mobile Press-Register 22 June 2008

      ** Reunion [of former residents] celebrates China Grove connection
      http://tinyurl.com/63l3cv
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 June 2008

      **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 fight.
              
      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 Stadium.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **1837 June 22: Paul Morphy, legendary chess master [He attended Spring Hill College in Mobile .]

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

      1938 June 22:  Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round (2:04).

      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 1858, 1908, etc.]
      June 23: http://tinyurl.com/6bsyl9
      June 22: http://tinyurl.com/5fnxna
      Mobile Press-Register

      **UA's Saban inducted into [Independence Bowl] Hall of Honor
      http://tinyurl.com/4b7nxv
      Tuscaloosa News 21 June 2008

      **Alabama city's sealed safe stashed 37-year-old pot [Fairhope]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ek8ws
      Houston Chronicle 20 June 2008

      **A new BIR could bring in more races
      [Auto racing site built in 1925; horse racing began at the site in 1889]
      See also http://tinyurl.com/46xfpq  and
      http://tinyurl.com/3upovr
      Birmingham News 20 June 2008

      **2008 June 20: Singer and Tuskegee native Lionel Ritchie turns 59.


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      **CULTURE
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      ** Gadsden native writes of childhood adventures [Jacquelyn Massey Orton]
      http://tinyurl.com/6yl8kk
      Gadsden Times 23 June 2008

      **Poetry [anthology] captures state's past, present, future
      http://tinyurl.com/6367nv
      Huntsville Times 22 June 2008

      **[Band] Un-Reconstructed nominated for [regional] Emmy
      http://tinyurl.com/4zbjvp
      Gadsden Times 21 June 2008

      **Singer [Robert Huffman] hopes video takes him to ballgame
      http://tinyurl.com/4jkpkk
      Tuscaloosa News 21 June 2008

      **Malone brothers invite public to recording
      http://tinyurl.com/3wqpj3
      Florence Times-Daily 19 June 2008



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      **DEATHS
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      **Punta Clara's Dot Pacey dies at 88 [her candies and jams were famous]
      http://tinyurl.com/69u7bd
      Mobile Press-Register 23 June 2008


      **Friends remember Selma 's eccentric genius [Jim Rutledge]
      http://tinyurl.com/67vnva
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 June 2008

      **Animal advocate dies at 96
      Margaret Barnes co-founded local SPCA
      http://tinyurl.com/3geh8z
      Mobile Press-Register 21 June 2008

      **Former Huntingdon professor dies [Fern Cox]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ubs3y
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 June 2008


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

      **Pop Goes the City
      Charles Buchanan's Printworks & the Magic City that Inspires Them
      http://cbuchanan.wordpress.com/ 


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      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      ** 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

      ** Birmingham Rewound
      http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

      **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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