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5 Fun Facts About March 28 In Alabama History

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1) On March 28, 1898, Alabama became the first state in the United States to adopt an official state flower, the camellia. The camellia was chosen for its beauty and for its prominence in the state's gardens and nurseries.

2) On March 28, 1965, the Selma to Montgomery March concluded with a rally at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. The march was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement, and it helped to secure the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

3) On March 28, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was introduced to the Alabama State Legislature for ratification. The amendment granted women suffrage, and it was eventually ratified by Alabama and other states.

4) On March 28, 1915, the USS Alabama was commissioned into the United States Navy. The battleship served in both World War I and World War II, and it is now a museum ship in Mobile, Alabama.

5) On March 28, 1930, the Birmingham Zoo opened to the public. The zoo is now home to over 950 animals from 230 species, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Alabama.
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