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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Alabama History

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1. In 1893, the Alabama Girls' Industrial School, now known as the University of Montevallo, opened its doors to students. The school was the first public college in Alabama for women and was a leader in training women for careers outside of teaching.

2. On November 14, 1952, the first television station in the state of Alabama, WBRC-TV, went on the air. The station, which is still in operation today, is based in Birmingham and is a Fox affiliate.

3. In 1971, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team won a historical and controversial game against the Auburn Tigers. In the last play of the game, Alabama's quarterback threw a pass that appeared to be out of bounds, but the officials ruled it a touchdown, giving the Tide a 17-16 victory.

4. On November 14, 1986, actor and Alabama native, Tallulah Bankhead, was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame. The actress was a trailblazer in her field, starring in numerous films and Broadway productions throughout her career.

5. In 2012, Alabama became the first state in the country to adopt a constitutional amendment that affirms the right to hunt and fish. The amendment, which passed with over 80% of the vote, protects the tradition of hunting and fishing in the state for future generations.
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