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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Alabama History

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1. Alabama became a state on January 14, 1819. It was the 22nd state to join the Union.

2. After the Civil War, on January 14, 1868, Alabama was readmitted to the Union. This happened after the state ratified the newly adopted U.S. Constitution's 14th and 15th Amendments, granting citizenship and voting rights to African Americans.

3. On January 14, 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace famously vowed to block integration of the University of Alabama in his inaugural address, famously stating "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

4. On January 14, 1983, the National Space Science and Technology Center opened in Huntsville, Alabama. It is a NASA and Alabama partnership that conducts research and development in space and technology.

5. On January 14, 2000, the last episode of the popular television show "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" aired. The show, which aired from 1995-1997, was set in the fictional town of Foxworthy, Alabama and starred comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
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