A.P. Hill – Today In Southern History

9 November 1825 

On this date in 1825… 

Confederate General Ambrose Powell “A.P.” Hill was born in Culpepper, Virginia.


Other Years:

  • 1813 – General Ferdinand Claiborne led a large force of Mississippi volunteers to fight the Creeks. Entering Choctaw lands, a large contingent of Choctaws led by Chief Pushmataha, joined the force.
  • 1851 – Kentucky marshals abducted abolitionist Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and took him to Kentucky for trial on stealing slaves.
  • 1924 – Miriam (Ma) Ferguson was elected as the first elected woman governor of Texas.
  • 1967 – A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a successful test flight.
  • 1984 – A bronze statue titled “Three Servicemen,” by Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

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