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5 Fun Facts About November 1 In Alabama History

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1. Alabama became a state on November 1, 1819 – On this day, Alabama was officially admitted as the 22nd state of the United States. It became the second state to be carved out of the Mississippi Territory, after Mississippi.

2. The University of Alabama opened its doors on November 1, 1831 – The University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa, opened its doors on this day, making it the oldest and largest public university in the state.

3. The Alabama state flag was adopted on November 1, 1867 – The current Alabama state flag was officially adopted on this day, featuring a crimson St. Andrew's cross on a white background.

4. The deadliest tornado outbreak in Alabama's history occurred on November 1, 2002 – A total of 36 tornadoes struck the state on this day, killing 11 people and causing significant damage across central Alabama.

5. The Talladega Superspeedway opened on November 1, 1969 – The Talladega Superspeedway, located in Talladega, Alabama, opened on this day, becoming the largest and fastest NASCAR track in the world. It has been the site of many historic races over the years, including the Winston 500 and the Aaron's 499.
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