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5 Fun Facts About August 18 In Alabama History

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Here are five interesting facts about August 18 in Alabama history:

1. In 1814, during the War of 1812, the Creek Indian War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Fort Jackson. The treaty was signed between the United States and the Creeks, ending the conflict and forcing the Creeks to cede millions of acres of land to the US government.

2. In 1904, Helen Keller, a famous author, political activist, and lecturer, graduated from Radcliffe College with honors. Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880 and became blind and deaf at the age of 19 months.

3. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. Alabama was one of the last states to ratify the amendment, doing so in September of that year.

4. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. King's message of racial equality and justice inspired many civil rights activists, including those in Alabama.

5. In 1972, legendary football coach Bear Bryant led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a 17-10 victory over USC in the season opener. This was the start of a successful season for the Crimson Tide, who went on to win the national championship.
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