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5 Fun Facts About November 4 In Alabama History

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1. On November 4, 1841, the University of Alabama was established. It was the first public university in the state and was located in Tuscaloosa.

2. In 1915, the first concrete road in Alabama was completed on November 4. The road was a 16-mile stretch in Etowah County and was part of the Dixie Highway.

3. On November 4, 1922, the first football game was played in the newly constructed Legion Field in Birmingham. The University of Alabama defeated Howard College (now Samford University) by a score of 12-0.

4. On November 4, 1961, the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville was officially dedicated by President John F. Kennedy. The center played a crucial role in the development of the Saturn V rocket, which was used in the Apollo missions.

5. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first Democrat to carry Alabama in a presidential election since Jimmy Carter in 1976. He won the state on November 4 of that year, receiving 38.7% of the vote.
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