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5 Fun Facts About October 4 In Alabama History

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1. In 1864, the Battle of Saltville took place in Virginia, with troops from Alabama playing a major role in the Confederate victory.
2. In 1958, the National Guard was federalized in Alabama to enforce court-ordered integration of the public schools.
3. The University of Alabama's first African American student, Autherine Lucy, registered for classes on October 4, 1952, but was later expelled due to threats of violence.
4. On October 4, 1927, Robert F. Ligon became the first African American judge to serve in Alabama.
5. In 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle, causing significant damage in southeast Alabama as well.
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