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5 Fun Facts About September 22 In Alabama History

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1. On September 22, 1862, the Battle of Woodsonville took place in Hart County, Kentucky, during the American Civil War. Many Alabamians fought in this battle as part of the Confederate Army.

2. On September 22, 1912, the Dixie Highway Association was formed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Alabama was one of several states that were part of this highway system, which connected the Upper Midwest to the Southeastern United States.

3. On September 22, 1963, Governor George Wallace gave his infamous "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" speech at the University of Alabama, in which he attempted to block the enrollment of two Black students. This event marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.

4. On September 22, 1987, Alabama native Sonny Callahan was appointed to the United States House of Representatives. Callahan went on to serve in Congress for 18 years, during which time he represented Alabama's 1st congressional district.

5. On September 22, 2013, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 49-42 in a highly anticipated college football game. The game featured two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks, Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron, and was watched by millions of viewers across the country.
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