The first electric streetcar in the world ran down Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama.

Country music singer Hank Williams is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery.


Dr. L.L. Hill did the first successful heart operation in Montgomery, Alabama.

Daniel Emmett wrote the words to "Dixie" on the wall backstage at the Montgomery Theater located where Webber's Dept. Store is today.

The first submarine boat in the world - The Hunley - was built in Mobile, Alabama.

Montgomery, Alabama was the capital of the Confederate States of
America until it was moved to Richmond.

The First Mardi Gras ever in the United States was held in Mobile, Alabama.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda was from Montgomery, Alabama.

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