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5 Fun Facts About June 13 In Alabama History

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1. On June 13, 1920, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Alabama was one of the first states to ratify the amendment, on September 22, 1920.

2. On June 13, 1963, Governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama to block the enrollment of two African-American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood. This event became known as the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" and is recognized as a symbol of the civil rights struggle in Alabama.

3. In 1979, the first episode of the popular TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" aired on June 13. The show, which was set in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, was filmed in Georgia and California but used Alabama's Talladega National Forest as a backdrop in several episodes.

4. On June 13, 2002, the Birmingham Barons, a minor league baseball team, broke a long-standing record by winning their 18th consecutive game. The team went on to win 28 games in a row, setting a new record for the longest winning streak in professional baseball history.

5. The Alabama Space and Rocket Center, located in Huntsville, opened on June 13, 1970. The facility is home to the US Space Camp and hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
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