1) The Mardi Gras festival was first started by Alabama in the West. The festivities take place on Shrove Tuesday, which is the day prior to the start of Lent.
2) Alabama employees made the first rocket to send man to the moon.
3) In 1886, the oldest Electric Trolley System of the world was launched in Montgomery.
4) Alabama is the sole state in the United States, which houses all the important natural resources necessary to manufacture iron and steel. In addition, the state is the biggest provider of steel pipe and cast iron goods.
5) The capital of Alabama is Montgomery and it is the hometown of the Confederacy of America.
6) In 1861, the first Confederate flag was planned and hoisted in Alabama.
7) Alabama was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819.
8) The township of Enterprise is home to the Boll Weevil Monument, which recognizes the task of this harmful pest in motivating cultivators to raise harvests excluding cotton.
9) Mobile, Alabama is famous for being the birthplace of the baseball star Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron.
10) Lafayette in Alabama is the birthplace of Joe Louis, the famous heavyweight boxing champion. Louis expired in 1981.
11) The official state song is "Alabama".
12) Westfield, Alabama is known for being the birthplace of Willie Howard Mays, the famous baseball star.
13) Russell Cave is the place where a skeleton of a primitive man was discovered.
14) With an elevation of 2,405 feet over sea level, the tallest summit of Alabama is the Cheaha Mountain.
15) Huntsville, Alabama is named the rocket capital of the world.
16) The oldest state-sponsored archival bureau in the country is The Alabama Department of Archives.
17) Fort Payne is home to a Museum and Fan Club of the famous musical band Alabama.
18) The first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere was carried out by Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill by stitching a knife injury in the heart of a young boy in 1902. This surgery took place in Montgomery.
19) In 1937, Alabama introduced its state sales tax to assist in sponsoring education.
21) From 1817 to 1819, the first provincial capital of the state was Old Saint Stephens.
22) The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was set up in 1956 at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville.
23) George C. Wallace completed four terms as Governor of the state.
24) Heather Whitestone was first nominated as Miss America in 1995 with a handicap.
25) The geographical core of Alabama lies in Chilton, which is a town situated 12 miles southwest of Clanton.
26) The expression Alabama stands for an ethnic community in the Creek Indian language.
27) Fort McClellan houses the U.S. Army Chemical Corps Museum, which showcases more than 4,000 chemical operation objects.
28) Bessemer is famous for Adolf Hitler's typewriter, which lived to tell the tale from his mountain hideaway and is displayed at the Hall of History.
29) The formation of Blount County took place on February 7, 1818 and the age of the county is more than the state.
30) The Free State of Winston is another name of the Winston County. It obtained the name at the time of the Civil War.
31) The name of Mobile originated from the Mauvilla Indians.
32) The first psychiatric physician of Alabama was Peter Bryce. Bryce was born in 1834 and passed away in 1892.
33) The Alabama Legislative Assembly approved the Alabama State Flag on February 16, 1895.
34) The official state mineral is Hematite and is called as oxide of iron (Fe2O3).
35) The official insect of the state is the Monarch butterfly (Danaus pleipuss).
36) The official gem of the state is the star blue quartz.
37) The official fair of the state is the Florence Renaissance Faire.
38) The official nut of the state is the pecan.
39) The demonym for Alabama is Alabamian.
40) Alabama was the fourth state to break away from the Union on January 11, 1861.
41) The city of Montgomery was chosen as the capital of the state on January 28, 1846.
42) Between 1930 and 1950, Tallulah Bankhead amused as an idol of movies, theater, and radio. Her hometown was Huntsville and she passed away in 1968.
43) Nat King Cole (Nathaniel Adams), the famous vocalist and performer was called as the man with the velvet voice. His hometown was Montgomery and he expired in 1965.
44) Sequoyah, an inhabitant of the state of Alabama, formulated the phonetic, scripted ABCs of the Iroquoian language.
45) The Birmingham Airport started its operations in 1931. During that inaugural phase, a flight from Birmingham to Los Angeles required 19 hours time.
46) The mean altitude of the state is 500 feet at its lowest altitude point.
47) The official state slogan is Audemus jura nostra defendere. It stands for "we dare defend our rights".
48) The oldest county in the state is the Washington County.
49) In 1814, General Andrew Jackson overpowered the Creek Indians. After this incident, the indigenous Americans surrendered almost 50% of the current state territory to the U.S.
50) Admiral David Farragut came out with his well-known order at the Conflict of Mobile Bay, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead". This happened on August 5, 1864.
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