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5 Fun Facts About October 28 In Alabama History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about October 28 in Alabama history:

1. On October 28, 1835, a group of Creek Indians attacked and burned Fort Mims in Baldwin County. This event marked the beginning of the Creek War, which lasted until 1836.

2. On October 28, 1949, legendary college football coach Bear Bryant led the University of Kentucky to a 7-7 tie against his former team, the University of Alabama. This was Bryant's first encounter with his former employer and foreshadowed his eventual return to lead the Crimson Tide to unparalleled success.

3. On October 28, 1929, the stock market crashed leading to the Great Depression. Alabama was one of the hardest-hit states, with high unemployment rates and widespread poverty.

4. On October 28, 2006, Auburn University's football team defeated the University of Florida for the first time in six years. The game was a turning point for the Tigers, who went on to win the SEC Championship that year.

5. On October 28, 1977, musician and native Alabamian Hank Williams Jr. was severely injured in a mountain-climbing accident in Montana. Williams, a country music legend, recovered from his injuries and continued to perform for several more decades.
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