Submarine Hunley Sinks in Training – Today In Southern History

15 October 1863 

On this date in 1863…

The Confederate submarine Horace L. Hunley sank for a second during time training exercises, killing 7 crew members. 

Other Years:

  • 1864 – Confederate troops occupied Glasgow, Missouri.
  • 1890 – Alabama Penny Savings Bank organized in Birmingham.
  • 1977 – The Arkansas Razorbacks’ Steve Little kicked a record tying 67 yard field goal.
  • 2011 – Legoland Florida, the world’s largest Legoland theme park, opened in Winter Haven, Florida.

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