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5 Fun Facts About June 23 In Alabama History

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1. On June 23, 1822, the state of Alabama was formed. It was the 22nd state to be admitted to the Union and was created from the Mississippi Territory. The state was named after the Alabama River, which was named after the Native American tribe that lived in the region.

2. On June 23, 1961, the Freedom Rides arrived in Montgomery, Alabama. The Freedom Rides were a series of bus trips organized by civil rights activists to challenge segregation in interstate bus terminals. When the riders arrived in Montgomery, they were met with violence and were arrested for violating segregation laws.

3. On June 23, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Mobile, Alabama, and officially took control of the city, ending the Civil War in Alabama. The city had been under Confederate control for most of the war, and the arrival of the Union soldiers marked the end of the Confederacy in Alabama.

4. On June 23, 1938, the Tuskegee Airmen were created. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II. They were trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama and were the first African American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.

5. On June 23, 1997, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in the case of Ex parte H.H., which established the legal precedent for parental termination proceedings in the state. The ruling set standards for the rights of parents in termination proceedings and the rights of children in foster care.
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