1985: Lyn St. James set a record closed course run for a female at over 200 mph at Talladega Superspeedway.
1869: By joint resolution of the legislature, Alabama ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment guaranteed the right to vote to blacks, including former slaves.
1874: George Smith Houston, a Democrat, is inaugurated governor, signaling the end of Reconstruction in Alabama. In addition to defeating the incumbent Republican [...]
There are a couple of state and national elections on the horizon that could give a lot of insight into the future of political tides around the country.
First, the Alabama special election to replace former State Senator (now congressman) Parker Griffith. While Democrats will make a lot about this election being a toss-up [...]
1896: Miner and WWI veteran Henry Higginbotham was born in Nauvoo.
1949: Broadcaster Tom Joyner was born in Tuskegee
1957: Andrew Toney was born in Birmingham.
I am sure there is an answer to this question but I really would like to know how this came about. There have been several attempts over the years to abolish the ABC Board but they get nowhere. I just don’t see why a state should be in the competitive market place selling alcohol. [...]