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5 Fun Facts About January 20 In Alabama History

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1. In 1861, Alabama seceded from the United States and joined the Confederacy on January 20, making it a significant date in the state's history in terms of its role in the Civil War.

2. On January 20, 1920, Alabama became the second state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

3. In 1961, Governor George Wallace delivered his infamous "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech in his inaugural address on January 20, which became a rallying cry for supporters of the Jim Crow laws.

4. On January 20, 1987, a tornado outbreak affected several counties in southern Alabama, causing significant damage and killing several people.

5. In 2021, Alabama Senator Doug Jones and Auburn University alumna Stacey Evans were featured speakers at the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on January 20, marking a significant moment for Alabamians in national politics.
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