Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About April 23 In Alabama History

---Learn Every Day: AL Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history al To: 618-270-4005---

1. Alabama became a state on April 23, 1819. On this day, settlers in the Alabama territory voted to establish a state government, which was then officially recognized by Congress.

2. In 1933, the notorious "Scottsboro Boys" case began on April 23. Nine young black men were falsely accused of raping two white women on a train in Jackson County, Alabama. The case became a symbol of racial injustice in America and helped to galvanize the civil rights movement.

3. April 23, 2011 was a tragic day for Alabama when the state was hit by a devastating tornado outbreak. Over 200 people lost their lives, and thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. The event remains one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in US history.

4. On April 23, 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama for violating a court injunction against peaceful demonstrations. While jailed, King wrote his now-famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which became a key text of the civil rights movement.

5. April 23 is also National Lost Dog Awareness Day. In honor of this day, many animal shelters and rescue organizations in Alabama hold special events to encourage pet adoption and raise awareness about lost and stray dogs.
  • Tags: AL

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping