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5 Fun Facts About September 19 In Alabama History

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1. In 1863, during the Civil War, the Battle of Chickamauga began in Georgia. Many Alabama soldiers fought in this battle, which was a Confederate victory.

2. On September 19, 1881, Booker T. Washington opened the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers in Alabama. This school later became known as Tuskegee University and is still in operation today.

3. The Birmingham Campaign, a series of nonviolent protests to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, officially ended on September 19, 1963. This campaign was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

4. On September 19, 1985, Hurricane Juan struck the Gulf Coast of Alabama, causing significant damage and flooding. It was the first hurricane to hit Alabama since Hurricane Frederic in 1979.

5. On September 19, 2017, Roy Moore won the Republican nomination for the United States Senate election in Alabama. However, Moore's campaign was marred by allegations of sexual misconduct, and he lost the general election to Democrat Doug Jones.
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