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5 Fun Facts About September 4 In Alabama History

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1. On September 4, 1956, Autherine Lucy, the first African American student to be admitted to the University of Alabama, began classes. However, due to violent protests and death threats, she was expelled just three days later.
2. In 2013, on September 4, a historic tornado outbreak occurred in Alabama, with 15 tornadoes touching down and causing significant damage.
3. On September 4, 1923, the first football game was played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The stadium went on to host numerous major sporting events, including the Iron Bowl and the SEC Championship Game.
4. September 4, 1813 marked the Battle of Fort Mims, a pivotal moment in the Creek War during which over 500 settlers were killed by Creek warriors.
5. On September 4, 1856, Birmingham, Alabama was founded as an industrial center due to its strategic location between major railroad lines. Prior to this, the area was mostly rural and focused on agriculture.
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