Year of Alabama History

 

 

October 12, 1896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students at the Alabama Girls Industrial School in Montevallo, Alabama

This Week in Alabama History

October 11 - October 17

 

 

 

Featured Event:

The Alabama Girls’ Industrial School opens its doors as the first state-supported industrial and technical school devoted to training girls to make a living. The school later became known as Alabama College, and is now the University of Montevallo.

 

Listen: Click the play button below to hear Archives Staff discuss this event on Alabama Public Radio.

 

 

www.apr.org

Other Events this Week

Serving aboard the USS Cassin, Alabamian Kelly Ingram becomes the first American serviceman killed in action during World War I. In 1918 the Navy named a destroyer after Ingram, marking the first time an enlisted man had a ship named in his honor. Congress later awarded Ingram the Medal of Honor and the city of Birmingham named Ingram Park after the Pratt City hero.