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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In Alabama History

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1. On December 27, 1822, the Alabama State House passed a law declaring that all African American slaves entering the state be registered within ten days of their arrival.

2. In 1862, during the American Civil War, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops arrived in Huntsville, Alabama, where they used the courthouse as their headquarters.

3. On December 27, 1926, a tornado struck the town of Oakman, Alabama, killing 34 people and causing widespread destruction.

4. In 1932, former Alabama Governor Bibb Graves was appointed as director of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

5. On December 27, 1957, a fire broke out at the USS Alabama battleship, causing damage to the ship's machinery and injuring several crew members. The ship was repaired and returned to service until it was decommissioned in 1962.
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