Tag Archives: Alabama

January 18, 1993

On January 18, 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday was observed in all 50 states of the United States for the first time ever. Arizona, the last state to authorize the holiday, still didn’t want to, but did so … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. The United States, Great Britain and Russia did not sign the accord. Russia said that technically if you combine bear DNA with human DNA, you weren’t actually cloning … Continue reading

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January 1, 2011

On January 1, 2011, Robert Freund, age 31, died because he thought he had the skill of a native Alabamian. He was igniting a large firework at his home of 4918 Country Oaks Drive, Johnsburg, Illinois, when it exploded, causing … Continue reading

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November 30, 1954

On November 30, 1954, a Sylacauga, Alabama woman, Ann Hodges, was taking an afternoon nap in her living room when a meteor burst through her roof and struck her, severely bruising her waist and hip. This is the only known… Continue reading

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November 14, 2018

On November 14, 2018, John Allen Chau, an Alabama native and Evangelistic Christian decided he was going to bring the word of Jesus Christ to the natives of the Andaman Islands off the coast of Indian. These natives have had a… Continue reading

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November 13, 1956

On November 13, 1956, the US Supreme Court ruled that laws requiring race separation on buses in Alabama was unconstitutional. Mississippi pointed at Alabama and went “Huh huh, you got caught. It’s still legal here, though” and… Continue reading

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August 9, 1956

On August 9, 1956, the first statewide, state-supported educational network went on the air in Alabama. WBIQ in Birmingham and WAIQ in Andalusia started airing programs as members of the Alabama Educational… Continue reading

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July 27, 1377

On July 27, 1377, the first example of a quarantine occurred in the city of Rugusa, which is now Dubroknik, Croatia. The city council passed a law that required newcomers from plague areas to isolate for 30 days, and then… Continue reading

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April 28, 1992

On April 28, 1992, the US Agriculture Department unveiled the food pyramid diet chart. Jim Bob Thibodeaux of Demopolis, Alabama was so impressed he released his own. Although, to be honest, it was more of a mound in a roughly … Continue reading

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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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