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5 Fun Facts About December 6 In Alabama History

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1. Alabama became a state: On December 6, 1819, Alabama officially became a state, making it the 22nd state to be admitted into the United States.

2. Rosa Parks Day: December 6 is also recognized as Rosa Parks Day in Alabama. Parks, a civil rights activist, famously refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott and a major movement for civil rights.

3. Party Animals: December 6 is known as "St. Nicholas Day" in some European countries. In Mobile, Alabama, the city hosts a "St. Nicholas Day Festival" which includes a parade featuring live camel rides.

4. Aviation Milestone: December 6, 1911 marked the date when Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly over Alabama when she flew her monoplane from Montgomery to Mobile.

5. Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland: Alabama isn't known for its winter wonderlands, but on December 6, 1997 the state experienced one of its biggest snowstorms ever. Up to 15 inches of snow fell on parts of north Alabama, causing power outages and traffic disruptions.
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