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5 Fun Facts About February 5 In Alabama History

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1. On February 5, 1861, the state of Alabama seceded from the Union and became a member of the Confederacy. This decision ultimately led to the American Civil War.

2. In 1934, the Tuskegee Airmen began training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. These pilots were the first African-American aviators in the United States military and played a significant role in World War II.

3. On February 5, 1940, baseball legend Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama. Aaron went on to become one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history, holding numerous records including career home runs and RBIs.

4. In 1973, the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade was decided. This decision legalized abortion nationwide and remains one of the most controversial and polarizing issues in American society.

5. On February 5, 2013, a deadly tornado outbreak devastated parts of Alabama and other southern states. Over 1,000 tornadoes were reported across the area, causing billions of dollars in damage and claiming dozens of lives.
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