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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In Alabama History

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1. On August 25, 1934, the Tuskegee Airmen were created. This groundbreaking unit of African American pilots played a crucial role during World War II and helped break down racial barriers within the military.

2. The Alabama State Capitol building was formally dedicated on August 25, 1851. The building, which still serves as the seat of government for the state, is known for its stunning Greek Revival architecture and iconic dome.

3. In 2009, some Alabama school systems celebrated Barack Obama Day on August 25th. The holiday was established to recognize the historic election of Obama as the first African American president of the United States.

4. On August 25, 1967, the Mobile AFL-CIO Labor Council held a rally in support of striking sanitation workers. The rally drew an estimated 10,000 participants and was a significant moment in the ongoing struggle for workers' rights in Alabama.

5. On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, causing massive devastation and flooding. While not impacting Alabama directly, the storm remains one of the costliest in U.S. history and served as a reminder of the power of nature and the need for preparedness in the face of natural disasters.
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