The Alabama – Today In Southern History

29 July 1862  

On this date in 1862…

The most successful warship in American history, the C.S.S.Alabama, was secretly launched at Birkenhead in Cheshire, England.

Other Years:

  • 1847 – Cumberland School of Law was founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, one of only 15 law schools exist in the United States at that time.
  • 1932 – In Washington, D.C., federal troops dispersed the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
  • 1940 – John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO, completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River.
  • 1985 – General Motors announced its new Saturn automobile assembly plant would be located in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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