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5 Fun Facts About November 11 In Alabama History

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1. Armistice Day: November 11, 1918, marked the end of World War I. It was known as Armistice Day until 1954 when President Eisenhower renamed it Veterans Day. In Alabama, the day is still known as Armistice Day by some locals.

2. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was founded on November 11, 1992, in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a museum that chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in Birmingham and the United States.

3. The Great War Memorial Tree: In 1921, a massive oak tree was planted in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in honor of the veterans who fought in World War I. The tree still stands today and is decorated on Veterans Day each year.

4. Crimson Tide Scandal: On November 11, 2011, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team became embroiled in a scandal when it was revealed that several players had received impermissible benefits. Despite the controversy, the Crimson Tide went on to win the national championship that year.

5. Alabama Statehood: On November 11, 1819, Alabama officially became a state. Prior to statehood, Alabama was part of the Mississippi Territory. The Alabama State Capitol building in Montgomery still displays the original handwritten constitution from 1819.
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