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March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the … Continue reading

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February 8, 1960

On February 8, 1960, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-In-Council, whereby she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor and that her descendants would take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”. When Jim Bob Wheeler … Continue reading

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January 19, 1861

On January 19, 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. They said all the cool kids were doing it. They weren’t. It was the usually quartet of troublemakers South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. You know, the ones that sit in … Continue reading

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December 31, 1841

On December 31, 1841, the State of Alabama enacted the first dental legislation in the United States. The law required a person to have eight or fewer teeth before they could marry their first cousin, fourteen or fewer to marry … Continue reading

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November 9, 2017

On November 9, 2017, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in a ‘Washington Post’ report when he was in his 30s. This is the same Roy Moore who tried to put a … Continue reading

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April 2, 2008

On April 2, 2008, President Bush backed Ukraine’s and Georgia’s bid to join NATO over the staunch opposition of Russia. Alabama Governor, Bob Riley, secretly sent President Bush a note that whined, “How the H E double hockey sticks is … Continue reading

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March 1, 1879

On March 1, 1879, the Library of Hawaii was founded and began providing books to the citizens of the islands. It was also on this date that the library at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (later to be … Continue reading

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February 22, 1819

On February 22, 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States via the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. No money was exchanged but the western boundaries of the United States and the Spanish Territories in the Americas were negotiated. This treaty … Continue reading

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February 12, 1733

On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe and his colonists on his ship, the ‘Anne’ landed and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia, and started the British Colony of Georgia, which was named after the English King who gave … Continue reading

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February 7, 2013

On February 7, 2013, the state of Mississippi finally, officially certified the Thirteenth Amendment, only a short 18 years after it had formally ratified it, and became the last state in the United States to do so. When the government … Continue reading

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