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5 Fun Facts About June 2 In Alabama History

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1. In 1927, the legendary baseball player, Henry "Hank" Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama. Throughout his career, he amassed numerous accolades and broke many records, including Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.
2. On June 2, 1885, the first train arrived at the newly established city of Birmingham, marking a significant milestone in the city's growth and development as an industrial hub in the South.
3. In 1953, Joe Louis, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, retired from boxing. Louis was born in La Fayette, Alabama, and became a national hero after winning the heavyweight championship in 1937.
4. The infamous Weather Underground, a radical left-wing militant organization, robbed a Brinks truck in Nyack, New York, on June 2, 1981. Among the members arrested and convicted for the crime was Birmingham-native Judith Alice Clark.
5. Alabama's Gulf Shores National Seashore was established on June 2, 1971, providing a protected habitat for numerous species of plants and wildlife. It also serves as a popular tourist destination for beachgoers and nature enthusiasts.
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