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5 Fun Facts About September 9 In Alabama History

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1. In 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, killing four young African American girls and injuring over 20 others. The attack shocked the nation and helped galvanize the civil rights movement.

2. In 1969, the first ever football game was held at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The University of Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 17-13 in front of a crowd of over 60,000 fans.

3. In 1913, the Confederate Monument in Mobile, Alabama was dedicated. The monument was erected in honor of Confederate soldiers who fought during the Civil War and is one of the largest Confederate memorials in the country.

4. In 1923, the first paved highway in Alabama was completed. The road, which connected Birmingham and Montgomery, paved the way for improved transportation throughout the state.

5. In 1950, the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for their outstanding service during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American pilots who fought in the war despite facing racial discrimination and segregation in the military.
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