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5 Fun Facts About March 15 In Alabama History

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1. The Alabama State Capitol was completed on March 15, 1851. This iconic building has served as the seat of government for the state since its completion and is a major landmark in Montgomery, Alabama.

2. On March 15, 1939, the first professional football game in Alabama was played between the Birmingham Americans and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game took place at Legion Field in Birmingham and drew a crowd of over 9,000 fans.

3. March 15, 1965, marked the beginning of the historic Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights. Led by civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., the march spanned 54 miles and was a turning point in the struggle for voting rights for African Americans in the South.

4. On March 15, 1970, the University of Alabama defeated the Davidson Wildcats to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. This was the first NCAA Championship for the Crimson Tide and remains one of the most significant moments in Alabama sports history.

5. The Alabama Women's Hall of Fame was established on March 15, 1970. This institution honors the achievements of women from Alabama who have made significant contributions to their fields and to society as a whole. Over 100 women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its creation.
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