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5 Fun Facts About November 30 In Alabama History

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1. On November 30, 1835, the Creek Indians signed the Treaty of New Echota, which ceded their remaining lands in Alabama and Georgia to the United States government. This treaty is controversial, as many Creek leaders did not agree with the terms and it ultimately led to the forced removal of thousands of Creek people on the Trail of Tears.

2. In 1954, the Montgomery Advertiser reported that Rosa Parks had been arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger earlier that day. This event sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became a pivotal moment in the American Civil Rights Movement.

3. On November 30, 1864, Confederate General John Bell Hood ordered a disastrous attack on Union forces at the Battle of Franklin, resulting in approximately 7,000 casualties on the Confederate side. This battle is regarded as one of the bloodiest in the Western Theater of the Civil War.

4. The University of Alabama's first football game was played on November 30, 1892, against the Birmingham Athletic Club. Although Alabama lost the game 56-0, this marked the beginning of a long and successful football tradition at the university.

5. On November 30, 1979, an F4 tornado touched down in Birmingham, causing significant damage and killing 2 people. This tornado was part of a larger outbreak of severe weather across the southern United States, which claimed a total of 30 lives.
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