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5 Fun Facts About October 10 In Alabama History

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1. In 1813, the Battle of Tallushatchee took place in Alabama during the Creek War. The U.S. forces, led by General John Coffee, defeated the Creek warriors, resulting in a significant victory for the Americans.

2. On October 10, 1861, the Confederate Army established a military hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. The hospital treated wounded soldiers and provided medical care for Confederate troops during the Civil War.

3. In 1921, Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University) in Alabama became the first historically black college to offer a four-year degree program in nursing.

4. On October 10, 1938, the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II, were officially formed. The group later became famous for their bravery and skill in the face of racism and discrimination.

5. In 2017, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa celebrated its first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 10. The day was established to honor and recognize the contributions of Native Americans to the state of Alabama and the country as a whole.
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