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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Alabama History

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1. In 1820, Alabama's first constitution was adopted at a convention in Huntsville. The constitution established the state government and outlined the basic framework for Alabama's political system.

2. On February 6, 1865, the Battle of Selma took place during the Civil War. Union troops, led by General James H. Wilson, defeated Confederate forces and captured the city of Selma, which was an important manufacturing and railroad center for the Confederacy.

3. In 1933, Alabama Governor Bibb Graves signed a bill creating the Alabama State Parks System. The system includes 22 parks throughout the state, offering recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, and fishing.

4. On February 6, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights. King's speech emphasized the need for peaceful protest and nonviolence in the fight for civil rights.

5. In 2011, a massive tornado outbreak swept through Alabama, killing over 200 people and causing billions of dollars in damage. The outbreak was one of the deadliest in US history, and affected many communities throughout the state. The impact of the tornadoes is still felt in Alabama today.
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